Northumbria Police (confirmed)
Steve Baker has been with Northumbria Police for the past 27 years with a large proportion of that time spent in the partnership arena. He has a wide breadth of experience of working in neighbourhood policing at a variety of locations and different ranks. For six years he was the force Prevent lead in co-ordinating a multi-agency response to protecting vulnerable individuals at risk from radicalisation – a role which often involved working with people suffering from poor mental health. For the past 3 years he has been heavily involved in working with partners around mental health issues and took up the post as force lead in September 2015.