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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 Ahead of the Game 12th March 2015

Northumbria is ahead of the game in ensuring Government plans to revise the criminal justice system are appropriate and instil confidence in communities, Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has said. She was speaking about the House of...

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COMMISSIONER WELCOMES HMIC REPORT – VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND ADULTS NEED CARE, NOT CUSTODY 11th March 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has welcomed an HMIC report which finds that children need care, not custody. In January 2014, the Home Secretary commissioned HMIC to conduct a thematic inspection on the welfare of vulnerable people...

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Vacancies – Joint Independent Audit Committee Members 11th March 2015

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, Vera Baird, and the Chief Constable, Sue Sim have set up a Joint Independent Audit Committee to consider the financial governance, assurance, risk management and statutory financial duties for both the Office...

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New Premises, New Campaign for Rape Crisis 9th March 2015

A vital service helping rape victims in Newcastle and Northumberland has moved to new premises. However, Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland will continue to provide the same high level service to women aged over 16 who have been victims...

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Burglary Tackled Head On In Northumbria 4th March 2015

Burglary crimes will always be given top priority in the Northumbria Police region with officers tackling the issue head on, Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner has said. Her promise followed a report by former Minister and Labour MP David...

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