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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.

Dame Vera Baird QC responds to the discussion about police officer numbers and funding 3rd May 2017

“Effective policing is important in every community of England and Wales, including here in Northumbria and it must be properly funded. “The Home Secretary’s announcement today that the Prime Minister will ring fence the £12billion police budget for the...

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Vera Baird QC supports action to tackle ASB IN South Tyneside 28th April 2017

Action has been taken against fifteen youths involved in anti-social behaviour in South Shields as police and partners continue to crackdown on youth disorder. Over the weekend police community support officers from Horsley Hill Neighbourhood Policing Team joined up...

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PCC supports ASB campaign activity 26th April 2017

Northumbria Police will launch a series of disorder disruption days later this week as local neighbourhood officers crackdown on anti-social behaviour. Over the next few months the Neighbourhood Policing Team covering Houghton, Hetton and Easington Lane will carry out...

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New speeding penalties welcomed by Northumbria Police 24th April 2017

From today, Monday 24 April, police across the country will be able to issue tougher penalties for speeding motorists, changes welcomed by Northumbria Police’s Op Dragoon team and Dame Vera Baird QC, Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner. A change...

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Launch of the Commissioners Community Fund 2017/18 5th April 2017

Groups supporting their neighbourhoods and communities across Northumbria have again been invited to apply for money from Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC’s Community Fund. Launched this week, the 2017/18 fund is available for activities or projects...

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