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Local Press Releases

Here you will find press releases that relate to the Commissioners role specifically in Northumbria. All media enquiries should be made to the OPCC by telephoning 0191 221 9800.

Trauma teddies scheme expands 25th January 2018

A scheme where police officers give a cuddly toy to young children they meet during their daily patrols has been expanded across the North East. The ‘Trauma Teddies’ scheme was launched in September but was started as a pilot...

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ONS Crime Figures 25th January 2018

Today, the Office for National Statistics released their latest crime figures for the 12 months to September 2017. Dame Vera Baird QC has responded to the results for Northumbria: “In my role as Police and Crime Commissioner, I have...

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Trauma Teddies – Make A Difference 24th January 2018

Thank you to all our supporters who have made trauma teddies over the last few months, your hard work is really appreciated and has helped many youngsters in difficult circumstances. We are now rolling this scheme out across the...

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Residents asked for views on police funding 8th January 2018

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner is asking for the views of local residents on the amount of council tax to be paid for local policing – the police precept. The Government recently announced that Northumbria Police will receive central...

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Dame Vera Baird calls for Government to take action 4th January 2018

Dame Vera Baird, Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria has urged the Government to change Code C of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, which provides a statutory code of practice on the treatment of detainees – as...

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