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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.

Investing in Neighbourhood Policing 10th February 2017

The Police and Crime Panel for Northumbria have unanimously approved the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner’s proposed increase to the police precept (the police element of the council tax) of 7p per week for a band A property or...

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PCC Vera Baird encourages online safety as part of Safer Internet Day 7th February 2017

School children in Alnwick have learnt about internet safety as part of international Safer Internet Day. Yesterday, (Tuesday, February 9) marked Safer Internet Day which aims to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones,...

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Vera Baird backs calls for Jeremy Hunt to “scrap the fee” for domestic violence doctor’s note 6th February 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC has joined police and crime commissioners across the country calling on Health Minister Jeremy Hunt to scrap the fee charged to domestic abuse victims seeking legal aid. Due to recent legislation...

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PCC and force back national campaign against sexual abuse – #ItsNotOk 6th February 2017

#ItsNotok is the clear message to offenders from Northumbria Police and Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC, as they give their backing to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, which is taking place across the UK...

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PCC Vera Baird supports activity to crackdown on ASB in Blyth 3rd February 2017

Police are working with partners to tackle incidents of anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Blyth. Officers have seen a rise in the number of ASB incidents reported around Blyth town centre since January and have set up an operation working...

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