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News December 2017

Northumbria PCC’s response to the Victim’s Strategy 17th December 2017

Views and recommendations are given to the Government regarding the drafting of the new Victims Strategy. Several issues are to be considered in the drafting of a new Victim Strategy.  To read my full consultation response please click on...

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Northumbria PCC’s response to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry into Pop Up Brothels 14th December 2017

Overview: The PCC provides the APPG with information on the workings of pop-up brothels, the associated harms, suggestions of improvements to be made to the police’s response, and also potential prevention strategies. To read the full consultation response please...

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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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Northumbria Police Rated Good in Recent Annual Assessment into Police Legitimacy 12th December 2017

Communities can be confident they will be treated with fairness and respect by Northumbria Police, the latest independent report into the Force has highlighted. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has carried out its...

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Changes to legal support given to domestic abuse victims is much needed and long-overdue. 6th December 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, responding to the announcement of changes to legal aid support, said: “I am pleased to see the Ministry of Justice finally scrapping time the five year time limit that prevents...

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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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