The Chief Constable of Northumbria Police has welcomed the announcement of the new Police and Crime Commissioner for the force area.
Vera Baird is the first Police and Crime Commissioner to be elected for the Northumbria area.
– Chief Constable Sue Sim, Northumbria Police
"I am delighted to welcome Vera Baird who has been elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner.
This is a new chapter for policing and I am looking forward to working together to continue to deliver the excellent service Northumbria Police is renowned for.
Vera Baird brings a wealth of experience to the role and I want to personally congratulate her. I know that by working effectively together our communities will benefit."