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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.

PCC Vera Baird says cyber dog initiative will be ‘watched with interest by Northumbria’ 18th September 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has praised a new initiative where sniffer dogs  have been trained by Devon & Cornwall and Dorset police to help catch paedophiles, terrorists and fraudsters by detecting hidden digital storage...

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PCC joins Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority 12th September 2017

Dame Vera Baird QC begins work as a member of the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority this month, following an invitation from the membership to join them in a bid to boost existing collaboration initiatives. Last year,...

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PCCs are asking businesses how they can help them combat cyber scams 12th September 2017

Business owners are being called upon to tell the police about their experiences of cybercrime, thanks to a new survey available across the region. Over 50% of crime is conducted online. To help combat this, the North East’s three...

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PCCs working with businesses to combat cyber scams 22nd August 2017

North East business owners have the opportunity to tell the police about their experiences of cybercrime in a new survey launched today. The region’s three Police and Crime Commissioners have teamed-up with the Institute of Directors and the Federation...

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Successful outcomes to ‘Operation Sanctuary’ – huge praise to victims who testified – PCC says work to prevent and detect sexual exploitation ‘will not stop here’ 9th August 2017

A series of trials at Newcastle Crown Court under the banners Operation Sanctuary and Operation Shelter ended today and reporting restrictions have been lifted. Successful convictions were obtained for 93 offences of sexual exploitation against vulnerable females with some...

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