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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.

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Welcomes Findings of Commons Education Committee 18th February 2015

The Commons Education Committee inquiry has reported that all schools in England should have to teach sex and relationships education (SRE) – this is an issue that Vera Baird has campaigned about for many years. The Northumbria Police and...

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Vera Baird Supports Calls to Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation 18th February 2015

High quality relationships and sex education must become part of the national curriculum to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation, Vera Baird has said. The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner has long supported the education of schoolchildren about the problem of...

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Delivering policing in Northumbria 6th February 2015

A proposal to apply a small increase to the police element (precept) of Council Tax has been supported by the Northumbria Police & Crime Panel today. Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC, asked for the views of...

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Zero Tolerance Day to FGM supported by Commissioner Baird 6th February 2015

Today’s United Nation’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is being supported by Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner. The yearly event, held on 6 February, raises awareness of the harmful practice affecting millions of women...

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Commissioner’s Statement Following Release of IPCC figures Relating to Complaints 3rd February 2015

Vera Baird, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria commented, following the release of statistics by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) which showed an increase in complaints of 98% in 2013/14 compared to the previous year: “The increase...

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