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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.

Commissioner’s Community Fund 13th August 2014

Groups supporting their neighbourhoods and communities have again been asked to apply for money from the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund. Launched last month by Vera Baird, the 2014 / 15 Fund is available to group activities...

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Commissioner supports Northumbria’s rural communities 12th August 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has thrown her support behind Northumbria Police’s crackdown on rural crime. She said: “Rural crime is very much a priority for myself and Northumbria Police and I fully understand the impact it has...

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Resolve to continue pressure on drink and drug drivers 25th July 2014

Northumbria Police’s Commissioner and Chief Constable have spoken of their great concern following newly published figures showing people are still risking lives through drink or drug driving. But they have promised that they will continue to keep the pressure...

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Come and meet your police chiefs – Sunderland 22nd July 2014

Residents in Sunderland will have the chance to quiz their police chiefs at a public meeting next week (Tuesday, July 29). Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC and Chief Constable Sue Sim QPM will answer questions at a...

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Green light for DVPOs 1st July 2014

The region’s police bosses today launched a new power to help save victims of domestic violence. Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) are a new power that provides protection to victims by enabling the police and magistrates to put in...

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