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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

Commissioner’s Statement Following Release of IPCC figures Relating to Complaints 3rd February 2015

Vera Baird, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria commented, following the release of statistics by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) which showed an increase in complaints of 98% in 2013/14 compared to the previous year: “The increase...

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Vera Baird Addressing National Conference on the Investigation and Prosecution of Rape 28th January 2015

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, will be addressing a national conference in London on Wednesday 28th January, which will be focusing on the Investigation and Prosecution of Rape. The conference, which is being hosted by the Crown...

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Groundbreaking Rape Scrutiny Panel launches in Northumbria Police Region 27th January 2015

Innovative new measures aimed at improving the conduct and outcomes of rape trials begin this month, with the launch by Vera Baird, the Police and Crime Commissioner, of the Rape Scrutiny Panel in the Northumbria Police region. The panel,...

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North East Police Officers Taken Off the Streets to Deal with Medical Emergencies – Article by the Evening Chronicle 26th January 2015

Police vehicles have been used to ferry hundreds of North patients to hospital in just three months as health bosses battle delays in response times. Forces in Northumberland, Durham and Cleveland have all been called on to plug the...

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Crime down but pressure on criminals continues 22nd January 2015

Latest figures for the Northumbria Police region show the force is continuing to reduce crime. In the newly published quarterly Crime Statistics, which give an overview of crime in England and Wales for the 12 months to September 2014,...

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