Vera Baird

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National Press Releases

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

Out of sight – out of mind: Not in Northumbria! – National Stalking Awareness Week 17th April 2018

Let me be clear from the outset, here in Northumbria we take domestic violence and stalking seriously, I am committed to ensuring that Northumbria offers support and help to victims and my commitment during national stalking awareness week is...

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PCC supports National Stalking Awareness Week 16th April 2018

This week marks the start of National Stalking Awareness Week, championed by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Here in Northumbria we’re getting behind the campaign and are looking to encourage victims of stalking to come forward and report what they’re...

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Baird on crime increases: Urges Home Secretary – Listen to former Scotland Yard Commissioner, Ian Blair 9th April 2018

Dame Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria has given her support to former Scotland Yard Chief, Ian Blair,  who has said that the undermining of intelligence-led neighbourhood policing, with not enough officers “visible on the street”...

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Commissioner Baird Comments on New Guidance Received in relation to Crime Recording 3rd April 2018

This month, the Home Office released new rules for the way in which crime is recorded. The updates include a new rule that stalking and harassment should be recorded in all cases, regardless of other, or more serious crime...

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes debate on Police Funding and calls upon the Prime Minister to take action 28th March 2018

An opposition day debate on police funding is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday 28th March 2018), Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC welcomes the debate as it will highlight the fact that the “thin blue line” is...

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