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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.

North Shields bully victim is helping others in a scheme set up by North Tyneside Council – Article by the Evening Chronicle 26th February 2015

Dragged out of his wheelchair and punched black and blue, Des Baldwin knows what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a bully. Now Des is putting his nightmare experiences to good use and is helping others...

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Commissioner Baird Points to “Very Strict” Policy on Taser Use 25th February 2015

Vera Baird, Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has pointed to the extremely strict policy of the Northumbria force on taser use and said even occasions where the devices are drawn from their holders are electronically logged and later reviewed...

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Trailblazing North East Women Held up as Inspiration for Newcastle Law Students 25th February 2015

North east trailblazers Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, and Cris McCurley, Gateshead solicitor and campaigner against domestic violence, are among the women being celebrated as ‘Inspirational women of the law’ in a new exhibition opening...

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South Tyneside Council Press Release Regarding New South Shields Neighbourhood Policing Base 24th February 2015

The Leader of South Tyneside Council has welcomed the decision that neighbourhood police officers will remain at the heart of the community they serve with a switch to new premises. Northumbria Police officers are set to move into former...

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Vera Baird Praised at Stephen Lawrence Memorial Lecture 20th February 2015

The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird was given a special mention in the Stephen Lawrence Memorial Lecture by the Home Secretary. The Commissioner’s work in championing ending violence against women and girls was mentioned at the yearly...

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