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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

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC is welcoming the Home Secretary’s plans for stalking protection orders 7th December 2016

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC is welcoming the Home Secretary’s plans for stalking protection orders. On Wednesday morning it was announced that the Home Secretary is to introduce new stalking protection orders which will help protect...

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Commissioner Baird Calls for Action 7th December 2016

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC is calling on the government to deliver an increase in the minimum price of alcohol and to reduce the drink drive limit. The Commissioner has this week written to MPs in...

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Government must take action – the Femicide Census. 7th December 2016

The Femicide census is the first detailed analysis of deadly male violence against women in England and Wales and the figures show that more action must be taken. Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has called on...

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Prison system in a “bleak state” says report 7th December 2016

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has today commented on what is said about HMP Northumberland in the latest edition of the Prison Reform Trust’s Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile, which has analysed the prison population and performance.  ...

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PCC Vera Baird QC welcomes new guidelines for questioning vulnerable witnesses in court 15th November 2016

Vulnerable witnesses, including children and people with learning difficulties, should not be subject to unnecessarily harsh questioning in court, say new guidelines developed by the legal profession, which have been welcomed by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird...

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