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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

May’s lack of vision creates a weak Queen’s Speech 21st June 2017

The Prime Minister has pledged to work with “humility and resolve’ to make our country stronger, fairer, safer and more united. The content of the Queen’s Speech however shows a government of chaos that has had to fiddle the...

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Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird’s thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected by the terror attack in Manchester 23rd May 2017

“My thoughts are with all those who were at the concert in Manchester and their family and friends. The terror attack in Manchester has had an effect on communities right across the country, including here in the North East...

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‘Click before you call’: Police urge public to report crime online 5th May 2017

Northumbria Police is committed to meeting the needs of local residents and has made reporting non-urgent crimes online easier. The public can log onto the police website https://www.northumbria.police.uk/forms/101_form/  and raise non-urgent issues of concern. Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Dame...

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Dame Vera Baird QC responds to the discussion about police officer numbers and funding 3rd May 2017

“Effective policing is important in every community of England and Wales, including here in Northumbria and it must be properly funded. “The Home Secretary’s announcement today that the Prime Minister will ring fence the £12billion police budget for the...

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New speeding penalties welcomed by Northumbria Police 24th April 2017

From today, Monday 24 April, police across the country will be able to issue tougher penalties for speeding motorists, changes welcomed by Northumbria Police’s Op Dragoon team and Dame Vera Baird QC, Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner. A change...

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