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 calls for Government to take action 4th January 2018

Dame Vera Baird, Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria has urged the Government to change Code C of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, which provides a statutory code of practice on the treatment of detainees – as...

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Northumbria Police Rated Good in Recent Annual Assessment into Police Legitimacy 12th December 2017

Communities can be confident they will be treated with fairness and respect by Northumbria Police, the latest independent report into the Force has highlighted. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has carried out its...

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Changes to legal support given to domestic abuse victims is much needed and long-overdue. 6th December 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, responding to the announcement of changes to legal aid support, said: “I am pleased to see the Ministry of Justice finally scrapping time the five year time limit that prevents...

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Equip your kids with cyber sense before they log on to their new devices this Christmas. 4th December 2017

That’s the message behind a new campaign, from Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC and the Force, aimed at protecting children from online sexual exploitation. It is hoped parents and carers can ensure children are equipped...

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Commissioner hosts North East event on services for domestic abuse perpetrators 28th November 2017

Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC hosts special event in the North East on safe and effective services for perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse On Day 4 of the annual 16 Days of Action to...

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