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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

Six north-eastern police forces win Home Office funding to tackle domestic abuse on a regional ‘whole system approach’ 5th October 2017

Northern Police and Crime Commissioners have welcomed news that an innovative project, first developed in Northumbria, by PCC Vera Baird, has received almost £7M funding to tackle domestic abuse. The project will now be piloted across the north eastern...

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Government language is wrong – Labour PCCs demand action 29th September 2017

Labour Police and Crime Commissioners have expressed their concerns at what the government continue to state in relation to protection for police funding. * In 2015 Spending Review, the government gave a commitment that there would be no cuts...

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Leading Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has taken her demand for action to the very top of government. In a letter to the Home Secretary, Dame Vera has demanded that extra funding be made available to...

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Dame Vera Baird welcomes national report on domestic abuse 20th September 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, and a patron of Operation Encompass,  which champions engagement with schools when a child is known to have experienced domestic abuse, yesterday, (Tuesday, 19 September) welcomed the findings of an Ofsted report which...

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PCC renews concerns over national police database of millions of facial images 15th September 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has spoken out once again about the unlawful storage of millions of innocent people’s images, as part of a national police facial recognition database. The Commissioner, who has previously raised...

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