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Local Press Releases

Here you will find press releases that relate to the Commissioners role specifically in Northumbria. All media enquiries should be made to the OPCC by telephoning 0191 221 9800.

POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER DEMANDS ACTION FROM HOME SECRETARY 22nd September 2017

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 Vera Baird says cyber dog initiative will be ‘watched with interest by Northumbria’ 18th September 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has praised a new initiative where sniffer dogs  have been trained by Devon & Cornwall and Dorset police to help catch paedophiles, terrorists and fraudsters by detecting hidden digital storage...

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PCC joins Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority 12th September 2017

Dame Vera Baird QC begins work as a member of the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority this month, following an invitation from the membership to join them in a bid to boost existing collaboration initiatives. Last year,...

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PCCs are asking businesses how they can help them combat cyber scams 12th September 2017

Business owners are being called upon to tell the police about their experiences of cybercrime, thanks to a new survey available across the region. Over 50% of crime is conducted online. To help combat this, the North East’s three...

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