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

Dame Vera Baird QC responds to the discussion about police officer numbers and funding 3rd May 2017

“Effective policing is important in every community of England and Wales, including here in Northumbria and it must be properly funded. “The Home Secretary’s announcement today that the Prime Minister will ring fence the £12billion police budget for the...

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New speeding penalties welcomed by Northumbria Police 24th April 2017

From today, Monday 24 April, police across the country will be able to issue tougher penalties for speeding motorists, changes welcomed by Northumbria Police’s Op Dragoon team and Dame Vera Baird QC, Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner. A change...

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No North East funding to help vulnerable women turn their backs on crime 31st March 2017

This week, Home Office funding to help vulnerable women turn their backs on crime has been announced for six regions throughout the UK, with the North East noticeably being missed off the list. Police and Crime Commissioners across the...

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Vera Baird scoops top national personal safety award 27th March 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird DBE QC, was awarded the Suzy Lamplugh National Trust Safer Workplace Award at a ceremony held in London on Thursday, 23RD March. Dame Vera received the award in recognition of her commitment...

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Vera Baird welcomes Government Minister to Newcastle 14th March 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird DBE QC, along with Chief Constable Steve Ashman, last week welcomed Dr Phillip Lee MP to Newcastle to hear about the good work taking place to help and support victims of crime...

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