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

Praise for police response to domestic abuse 14th November 2017

INITIATIVES by Northumbria Police to support victims of domestic abuse have been recognised in a national report. The Force’s proactive approach with independent domestic violence workers accompanying officers on patrol is highlighted in the report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate...

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Northumbria Police praised as ‘Good’ in latest inspection 9th November 2017

A positive culture with an excellent understanding of the demand for its services and solid financial plans – those are the findings of the latest independent report into Northumbria Police. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue...

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Cost of meeting rising crime revealed by PCCs 1st November 2017

The cost of meeting the rise in crime whilst investing to stem that rise and protect the public has been revealed.   Evidence gathered by PCCs and Police Chiefs shows that £440m extra is required in 2018/19 and £845m...

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Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes House of Commons Report 27th October 2017

Members of Parliament who serve on the Justice Committee in the House of Commons have today produced a report that has found the current system for disclosure of youth criminal records undermines the principles of the youth justice system...

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PCC welcomes Justice Committee support for new domestic abuse sentencing guidelines 26th October 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has today (Weds) welcomed new guidelines for sentencing in domestic abuse cases. The new guidelines from the Sentencing Council say domestic abuse should be treated as more serious than similar...

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