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Northumbria’s Commissioner regularly writes columns for local and national newspapers and publications – read them here. If you would like Commissioner Baird to write an article for your publication, please ring 0191 221 9800.

No North East funding to help vulnerable women turn their backs on crime 30th March 2017

Last week, Home Office funding to help vulnerable women turn their backs on crime was been announced for six regions throughout the UK, with the North East noticeably being missed off the list. This is a blow against helping...

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Welcoming New Sentancing Council Guidelines 7th March 2017

At the beginning of March, I welcomed new sentencing guidelines, published by the Sentencing Council, to help ‘avoid criminalising children unnecessarily’. The guidelines for judges and magistrates, stated that the social and ethnic backgrounds should be taken into account...

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Precept 2017/18 20th February 2017

The Police and Crime Plan is an important document, it addresses the issues that matter to you and what Northumbria Police work to. From October 2016 until the end of January 2017, I have been consulting with local residents...

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First Few Week’s of 2017 25th January 2017

The first few weeks of 2017 have probably been the most eventful in a generation. We now have President Trump installed in the White House, as I write this article he is meeting with congressional leaders to repeat his...

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Home Affairs Select Committee Report 1st December 2016

Last week I welcomed the Home Affairs Committee document “Police & Crime Commissioners: Here to stay” which was recently published. In March 2016, the Home Affairs Select Committee published a report entitled “Police & Crime Commissioners: Here to stay”...

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