Welcome and thank you for taking the time to look at my personal website. Here you will find a range of information on the work I do as Police and Crime Commissioner and my many other interests, such as VAWG, my role as Patron of Respect and Operation Encompass to name but a few.


I was first elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria in 2012 and re-elected in May 2016 with a majority of over 120,000. It is a great honour to serve our communities and I thank you for your continued support. The next Police and Crime Commissioner election will be in May 2020.

I’m passionate about ensuring that Northumbria Police delivers on the issues that matter to you. Following the 2016 PCC election, I refreshed the Police and Crime Plan and you can read it at www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk I travelled the length and breadth of Northumbria, listening to what local residents told me they wanted to see in the plan. Northumbria’s Police and Crime plan belongs to local people and I will deliver it.

Issues such as tackling Anti-Social Behaviour remains high on the policing agenda. Right across Northumbria, police officers work in partnership with organisations to ensure the minority who cause a problem know their behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Our work has been recognised by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary as being outstanding in the way we tackle anti-social behaviour. I have also ensured that Northumbria leads the way in tackling domestic abuse / violence, a regional strategy has been implemented and police officers are better trained to offer support and advice to victims.

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Vera Baird QC - Living Wage Leadership Award Winner 2015.

Vera Baird QC – Living Wage Leadership Award Winner 2015.

Throughout my work, I will always ensure victims of crime remain at the heart of everything we do and they get the support they need. I’m proud that we are getting it right, as we have a satisfaction rate of 90%, one of the highest in the country – but I want this figure even higher.

Since 2010, the Tories (supported by the Lib Dems) have cut more than £135 million from Northumbria Police budget. I firmly believe that government has a duty to pay for policing and not move the cost on to council tax payers. I will continue to challenge this decision every day until they change their stance. Despite these challenges, I will squeeze every penny out of every pound to ensure your priorities are delivered by Northumbria Police.

Northumbria deserves the very best policing. I will continue to ensure effective policing is delivered for you and your family.

It always great to hear from you, here are my contact details

Email – qc@verabaird.com
Twitter – @verabaird
Facebook – Vera Baird QC

Best wishes.


Vera Baird QC

15th February 2019.