Vera Baird

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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.

Commissioner Welcomes Firearms Licensing Fee Increase 13th March 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has welcomed the announced increase in firearms licensing fees. The Home Office announced the increases on Thursday which are said to create a fairer and more effective system for forces, licence holders...

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Commissioner Leads Training for Officers in Spotting Coercive Control 12th March 2015

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC has initiated a training programme to help Northumbria Police and staff to recognise patterns of coercive control used by domestic aggressors over their victim. To reinforce the importance of the training...

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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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