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News June 2018

Commissioner applauds ministers on Finn’s Law progress 15th June 2018

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria has offered her congratulations to ministers, following today’s debate in parliament on protecting service animals. Dame Vera Baird QC wrote to Justice Secretary, Rt Hon David Gauke MP back in March urging...

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OPCC signs up as a Mindful Employer 13th June 2018

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria has signed up as a Mindful Employer. Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC is now a signatory for the voluntary charter, which encourages organisations to show a positive attitude to...

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North East PCCs call to reduce the breathalyser limit 12th June 2018

Today, the government has announced a number of measures to improve road safety – but miss out one important factor, reducing the limit.  The three North East PCCs welcome any initiative that will help make our roads safer, but...

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Commissioner Baird calls on Home Secretary to take lead from Scottish Government 8th June 2018

Labour MSPs have successfully ensured  that the Scottish Government will hold an independent review into the actions of the police during the miners’ strike in Scotland. Dame Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria who was one of...

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