Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Each force in the country has seen the introduction of a publically elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

The PCC is responsible for overseeing the Chief Constable and hold the Chief to account to ensure an efficient and effective police service for the area.

The PCC and Chief Constable are governed by guidelines based on principles of goodwill, professionalism, openness and trust.

The Police and Crime Panel (PCP) scrutinises and supports the PCC. The panel is made up of at least ten councillors from the six local councils along with two co-opted members.

The elections for the PCC for Northumbria last took place on November 15, 2012 and Vera Baird was elected, taking office on 22 November, 2012.


Vera Baird - Northumbria PCC
 PCC - Vera Baird
Details for the Commissioner are below:


Police and Crime Commissioner
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria
2nd Floor Victory House
Balliol Business Park
Benton Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 8EW


Telephone: 0191 221 9800
Email: enquiries@northumbria-pcc.gov.uk / or by using the online contact form


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