Vera Baird

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I’m delighted that you are interested in finding out more about my work as Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, this website has a wealth of information.

Since November 2012, I have had responsibility for police governance. On day one, I said I want to know what local residents think the police do well and what could be improved. You helped shape the Police & Crime Plan, that the police are now delivering. Towards the end of 2016, I met with communities, business and residents the length and breadth of the force area to refresh the Police & Crime Plan. You can find out how the police deliver the priorities throughout the website. The Police & Crime Plan will always evolve, but you’ve told me the priorities within it will always be what you and your family want to see addressed.

Budget reductions mean that tough decisions have to be taken, but I am working hard to reduce costs across the board – starting with my own office. The services I provide cost nearly 50% LESS than the former Police Authority, these savings have gone back in to Northumbria Police’s budget. The next few years will continue to be as challenging as the previous ones, however, you have my assurances that I will continue to do everything within my power to protect neighbourhood policing. Communities value the contact they have with their “local bobbies”.

I was delighted to be re-elected as your Police & Crime Commissioner in May 2016, I will continue to ensure Northumbria Police delivers for the residents of Northumbria, I will scrutinise their work and ensure they are delivering for communities.

If you have any comments or thoughts about what is on the website, let me know – it’s always great to hear from you.

Together we can make a difference.

Best wishes

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Vera Baird QC

Police & Crime Commissioner – Northumbria.

Updated 1st December 2016

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