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

PCC welcomes Justice Committee support for new domestic abuse sentencing guidelines 26th October 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has today (Weds) welcomed new guidelines for sentencing in domestic abuse cases. The new guidelines from the Sentencing Council say domestic abuse should be treated as more serious than similar...

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PCC re-affirms her commitment to neighbourhood policing 25th October 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird has today (Tues) re-affirmed her commitment to neighbourhood policing. Earlier this week Norfolk Police revealed plans to scrap all Community Support Officers (CSOs) in light of funding cuts and changing crime...

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Commissioner welcomes new Director General to Independent Office for Police Conduct 23rd October 2017

Mike Lockwood has today been announced as the man who will lead the IOPC, currently known as the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Appointed by the Queen, Mr Lockwood is currently the Chief Executive of Harrow Council and will lead...

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Commissioner backs Anti-Slavery Day 18th October 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird, is lending her support to national Anti-Slavery Day today (Wednesday, October 18). The Commissioner, together with police and partners has been working together to tackle this important issue and wants to...

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Commissioner supports calls for legally enforceable victim rights 16th October 2017

The Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Helen Newlove, has urged the government to make the needs and rights of victims central to the delivery of justice.  She has called for victims to have the right to be informed about court dates...

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