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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

PCC Vera Baird QC, Police Chief and Council Leaders unite to urge the Government to take action 2nd September 2016

Today, a letter has been sent to the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, by political leaders and Northumbria’s Police Chief, urging him to take action in relation to the issuing of taxi licences....

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PCC Vera Baird QC welcomes new survey on public confidence in the police 31st August 2016

PCC Vera Baird QC has welcomed a national survey that’s found 76 per cent of people are satisfied with policing according to a new report published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary today. The survey is the first of...

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Latest Procurement Figures Shows Northumbria Delivering Value For Money 23rd August 2016

The Government will tomorrow publish the second set of procurement data provided by forces across England and Wales of the 18 commonly procured items by police forces.  The items include the cost of examining a mobile phone, DNA test,...

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Forces should not be made to “bid for their own money”, says PCC Vera Baird 16th August 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, and fellow Labour PCCs have attacked the government for making forces ‘bid for their own money’, through what is called the Police Transformation Fund. The Police Transformation Fund was launched to...

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Vera Baird QC welcomes reassurance that child abuse inquiry will not be halted 5th August 2016

Vera Baird QC and fellow Police and Crime Commissioners have been reassured by the National Police Lead for Child Protection and Abuse Investigations, that the work of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) , headed up by...

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