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

Commissioners Launch Strategy to Tackle Alcohol Misuse 19th November 2014

Police and Crime Commissioners from across the country have marked Alcohol Awareness Week by launching a national plan to tackle alcohol misuse. The plan was launched at today’s APCC Partnership Summit, which brings together Police and Crime Commissioners from...

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North East Commissioners Take Their Complaint Further with the Ombudsman 18th November 2014

The three north east Police and Crime Commissioners have today taken their complaint of misconduct against Judge George Moorhouse, for his handling of domestic violence cases, a stage further by appealing to the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman. The...

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National Restorative Justice Week 17th November 2014

This week marks National Restorative Justice Week and here in the Northumbria Police region victims are being put at the heart of this work. Leading this focus is the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird who is looking...

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Comment from the Northumbria Commissioner on the PCC by election win for Labour’s Alan Billings in South Yorkshire 3rd November 2014

“I offer my warmest congratulations to Alan Billings on his election as Police and Crime Commissioner. I was involved in the campaign at the start when Alan decided to take on a strategy like Northumbria’s Violence Against Women and...

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Police Commissioners Reject Legal Review Curbs 27th October 2014

Police Tsars Reject Legal Review Curbs Vera Baird called the changes a “worrying interference with the rights of ordinary people” Chris Harris/The Times Frances Gibb Legal Editor, The Times Newspaper   Ministers’ plans to curb the rights of individuals...

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