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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.

£1.6 MILLION TO BE INVESTED IN TACKLING SERIOUS VIOLENCE ACROSS NORTHUMBRIA 25th February 2021

£1.6 MILLION TO BE INVESTED IN TACKLING SERIOUS VIOLENCE ACROSS NORTHUMBRIA Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner has secured a further 12 months funding to tackle serious violence and its root causes, but has called for a long term approach...

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BACK TO WORK: Many local organisations are training up Domestic Abuse Workplace Champions ahead of the nation’s return to work – thanks to a virtual roll-out of a scheme from PCC Kim McGuinness’s office 24th February 2021

BACK TO WORK: Many local organisations are training up Domestic Abuse Workplace Champions ahead of the nation’s return to work – thanks to a virtual roll-out of a scheme from PCC Kim McGuinness’s office Hopes for lockdown easing and...

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KIM McGUINNESS: BOXING CLUBS ARE VITAL FOR IMPROVING LIVES TO PREVENT CRIME – THE GOVERNMENT MUST STEP UP AND SUPPORT THEM 17th February 2021

KIM McGUINNESS: BOXING CLUBS ARE VITAL FOR IMPROVING LIVES TO PREVENT CRIME – THE GOVERNMENT MUST STEP UP AND SUPPORT THEM Boxing clubs and the vital youth support they offer will suffer after being excluded from the Governments £300...

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An average increase of 57 pence to council tax bills for policing has been agreed for Northumbria to help fund 60 new detectives 4th February 2021

The police precept will increase by 4.99%, which equates to 57 pence a month for a Band D property for residents in the North East and will help fund 60 new detectives with fighting crime, says Police and Crime...

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New plan to fight and prevent crime puts neighbourhood policing as top priority 29th January 2021

A new four year strategy committing Northumbria Police to preventing and fighting crime is ready to be signed off by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness. The plan makes official the public’s policing priorities, including boosting officer numbers...

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