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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.

Residents asked for views on police funding 8th January 2018

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner is asking for the views of local residents on the amount of council tax to be paid for local policing – the police precept. The Government recently announced that Northumbria Police will receive central...

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Dame Vera Baird calls for Government to take action 4th January 2018

Dame Vera Baird, Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria has urged the Government to change Code C of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, which provides a statutory code of practice on the treatment of detainees – as...

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Christmas Message from Commissioner Baird 14th December 2017

As the year draws to a close, we can look back on what has been an eventful and busy 12 months for Northumbria Police. Despite all the challenges our police officers and staff continue to deliver an excellent service...

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Equip your kids with cyber sense before they log on to their new devices this Christmas. 4th December 2017

That’s the message behind a new campaign, from Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC and the Force, aimed at protecting children from online sexual exploitation. It is hoped parents and carers can ensure children are equipped...

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Commissioner hosts North East event on services for domestic abuse perpetrators 28th November 2017

Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC hosts special event in the North East on safe and effective services for perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse On Day 4 of the annual 16 Days of Action to...

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