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The Commissioner serves on a number of national bodies and on the board of national charities such as Respect and Eaves.  Find out more about this work here. All media enquiries should be made to the OPCC by telephoning 0191 221 9800

Vera Baird Announces Preferred Candidate for Chief Constable 7th March 2018

Dame Vera Baird QC, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, is delighted to announce that her preferred candidate for the Chief Constable post for Northumbria Police is Mr Winton Keenan. Mr Keenen is currently the Temporary Chief Constable for Northumbria...

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner comments on Spicer report 28th February 2018

PCC for Northumbria Dame Vera Baird QC today commented on the Spicer report, the outcome of the serious case review following exploitation of vulnerable children and adults in Newcastle and Operation Sanctuary. Dame Vera said: “Mr Spicer’s report is comprehensive...

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Pioneering VAWG Work Featured by National Charity 28th February 2018

Revolving Doors Agency, a national criminal justice charity, has published a new report ‘Spotlight on Violence Against Women and Girls’ (VAWG). The report shines a light on the innovative work that Police and Crime Commissioners across the country are...

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Commissioner comments on Worboy’s Supreme Court Ruling 21st February 2018

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC comments following the Supreme Court decision that the Metropolitan Police have lost an appeal against two victims of black cab rapist John Worboys, who have won compensation for the failings...

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North East PCCs urge Home Secretary to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol 21st February 2018

Dear Home Secretary, We are writing to express our concern about the damage cheap alcohol is doing to the North East of England and the pressure that it is putting on our respective police forces. We have chosen to...

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