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About Northumbria Police
Northumbria Police serves a population of 1.5 million people and covers an area of more than 2,000 square miles in the North East of England, from the Scottish border down to County Durham and from the Pennines across to the North East coast.
Northumbria is one of the largest in the country and is recognised as one of the top performing in the UK.
Here’s how our personnel are divided up within the various departments of Northumbria Police:
- 3,134 officers
- 1,669 police staff
- 205 police community support officers
- (As of 01.05.2020)
Northumbria Police provides a comprehensive policing service to communities across the North East via three Area Commands – Northern, Central and Southern.
Between them, they cover the local authority areas of Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Sunderland – which are all predominantly urban – as well as Northumberland, which has both urban and rural areas.
Each area command has a Chief Superintendent who operates at a strategic level, working with partners, and is divided into policing sectors which have both response and neighbourhood policing teams.