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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

Dame Vera Baird backs national petition 6th July 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, is backing a national petition calling on the Government to regulate all acids which could be used to attack and disfigure. Newcastle City Centre Councillor, Dipu Ahad, who is leading...

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Responding to the HMIC and HMCPSI Report – ‘Living in fear – the police and CPS response to harassment and stalking’, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and APCC Victims Lead Dame Vera Baird QC said: 6th July 2017

“This report highlights some significant current issues with the way that police throughout the UK, and the CPS, are dealing with harassment and stalking. “Northumbria Police is committed to improving its response and I have been assured by the...

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Vera and team join the fight against cancer 5th July 2017

Dame Vera Baird QC and colleagues from Northumbria’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) have their running shoes at the ready, ahead of taking part in this week-end’s Race for Life. Setting off from Exhibition Park in...

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Vera Baird calls for alcohol licensing law changes across UK 30th June 2017

Vera Baird calls for alcohol licensing law changes across UK Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird is once again calling on the Government to deliver an increase in the minimum price of alcohol across ALL of the UK....

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“Our prisons need saving from this current chaos”, say Dame Vera Baird 22nd June 2017

“Our prisons need saving from this current chaos”, are the words of Dame Vera Baird, backing the sentiments of the Howard League for Penal Reform’s response to a ‘devastating’ report on support for prisoners. On the same day that...

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