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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

Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC supports Chair of Home Affairs Select Committee in continued drive for Orgreave Justice. 19th February 2018

The Home Affairs Select Committee Chair, Yvette Cooper MP, has written to the Home Secretary asking her to ensure that the files on Orgreave identified by South Yorkshire Police and other forces are now independently reviewed for release. Dame...

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Force Recruits Cyber Volunteers In Fight Against Digital Crime 6th February 2018

Cyber specialist experts have been recruited to help Northumbria Police protect the public from internet-related crime. The force and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird have recruited 18 volunteers who will identify people and businesses susceptible to exploitation or threat...

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New Cross Part Coalition Launches Challenge to Attorney General and MOJ On Use of Rape Complainants’ Previous Sexual History In Court 29th January 2018

Pressure is mounting on the government over unfair questioning of rape complainants in court as today a campaign launches led by 2 former Solicitor Generals – eminent lawyer Dame Vera Baird QC, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, and Harriet...

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ONS Crime Figures 25th January 2018

Today, the Office for National Statistics released their latest crime figures for the 12 months to September 2017. Dame Vera Baird QC has responded to the results for Northumbria: “In my role as Police and Crime Commissioner, I have...

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Residents asked for views on police funding 8th January 2018

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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