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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 QC welcomes burglary crackdown in run up to Christmas 15th December 2016

Northumbria Police is taking action to lock burglars out in the cold this winter as the force continues to crackdown on burglary. As Christmas fast approaches burglars start to take advantage of festive opportunities to break into people’s homes....

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Case for increased local control over criminal justice made in new report supported by Vera Baird QC 15th December 2016

A new report from the think tank Governup will argue that top-down reform of criminal justice has failed and will argue for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and directly elected Mayors to be given greater power over youth justice,...

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Safe Haven Van launch for festive season in Newcastle City Centre 14th December 2016

Emergency services in Newcastle city centre are working with partners to wish visitors a safe and happy Christmas. Over the next couple of weeks hundreds of thousands of extra visitors are expected into the city centre for Christmas parties...

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner backs “scrap the fee” campaign 9th December 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC is offering her support to a domestic abuse campaign urging GP’s to “scrap the fee” for a domestic abuse doctor’s note. Domestic abuse victims applying for legal aid to have their...

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Northumbria Police has been rated as GOOD in the latest HMIC inspection on legitimacy 8th December 2016

Northumbria Police has been rated as GOOD in the latest HMIC inspection on legitimacy, published today (8 December). In a separate report, focusing on leadership, HMIC inspectors noted that the Chief Constable was “achieving significant culture change in the...

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