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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

Commissioner backs Anti-Slavery Day 18th October 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird, is lending her support to national Anti-Slavery Day today (Wednesday, October 18). The Commissioner, together with police and partners has been working together to tackle this important issue and wants to...

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Commissioner supports calls for legally enforceable victim rights 16th October 2017

The Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Helen Newlove, has urged the government to make the needs and rights of victims central to the delivery of justice.  She has called for victims to have the right to be informed about court dates...

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Six north-eastern police forces win Home Office funding to tackle domestic abuse on a regional ‘whole system approach’ 5th October 2017

Northern Police and Crime Commissioners have welcomed news that an innovative project, first developed in Northumbria, by PCC Vera Baird, has received almost £7M funding to tackle domestic abuse. The project will now be piloted across the north eastern...

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Government language is wrong – Labour PCCs demand action 29th September 2017

Labour Police and Crime Commissioners have expressed their concerns at what the government continue to state in relation to protection for police funding. * In 2015 Spending Review, the government gave a commitment that there would be no cuts...

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POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER DEMANDS ACTION FROM HOME SECRETARY 22nd September 2017

Leading Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has taken her demand for action to the very top of government. In a letter to the Home Secretary, Dame Vera has demanded that extra funding be made available to...

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