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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.

Operation Encompass appoints new patron 11th January 2017

Operation Encompass, which is an innovative early intervention scheme which supports children and young people who are exposed to domestic abuse has appointed Dame Vera Baird QC PCC for Northumbria as its patron. Operation Encompass trains key adults in...

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Commissioner asks public view on the 2017/18 police precept 3rd January 2017

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner is asking for the views of local residents on the amount of council tax to be paid for local policing – the police precept. The Government recently announced that Northumbria Police will receive central...

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PCC Vera Baird welcomes ‘long overdue’ compulsory sex education in schools 19th December 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has welcomed ‘long-overdue’ plans for sex education and relationships education (SRE) to be made compulsory in all schools. Ms Baird has campaigned on the matter for years, calling on the government...

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Christmas Message 2016, Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria 19th December 2016

“It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of 2016 already, who would have thought at the beginning of the year we would have voted to leave Europe, have a new Prime Minister and that Donald Trump...

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Clamp Down on Underage Alcohol Sales in Alnwick Welcomed by PCC Vera Baird QC 16th December 2016

Northumbria Police and Northumberland County Council Trading Standards are clamping down on local premises found to be selling alcohol to underage people during the festive season. On Saturday 10 December, officers from the Alnwick Neighbourhood Policing Team were joined...

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