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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 calls for more national support for refuges 2nd September 2014

Vera Baird has joined the growing call for more to be done to protect the world leading network of specialist refuges in the UK as funding issues continue to have a national impact. The Government is being called on...

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Region’s PCCs ‘Say No to Slavery’ 2nd September 2014

The North East Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have affirmed their commitment to stamping out slavery and human trafficking with a regional event to raise awareness of the issue. Barry Coppinger will host the seminar in Cleveland on Friday...

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Deadline for Commissioner’s Community Fund extended 22nd August 2014

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner has extended the deadline for groups to apply for grants from her Community Fund. Vera Baird launched the 2014/15 Fund in July with money available to group activities or projects supporting the Commissioner’s Police...

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Commissioner’s Community Fund 13th August 2014

Groups supporting their neighbourhoods and communities have again been asked to apply for money from the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund. Launched last month by Vera Baird, the 2014 / 15 Fund is available to group activities...

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Commissioner supports Northumbria’s rural communities 12th August 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has thrown her support behind Northumbria Police’s crackdown on rural crime. She said: “Rural crime is very much a priority for myself and Northumbria Police and I fully understand the impact it has...

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