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HMIC to extend inspection remit to fire & rescue services

In order to reflect this new programme of inspections, HMIC will change its name to HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS)

Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police provides policing services to the counties of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. The police force area covers 2,144 square miles with approximately 140 miles of coastline in the north east England. Although there are some affluent areas, Northumbria has a high level of poverty. Around 1.4 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the cities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland, as well as a number of smaller towns on the coast. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise in, or travel through the area each year. The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations and air and sea ports.

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  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Michael Cunningham is HMI for Northumbria
  • HMIC region: The force is in HMIC’s Northern region

Contact Michael Cunningham

HMIC’s role in inspecting this force

HMIC independently assesses police forces and policing across activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism – in the public interest.

In preparing our reports, we ask the questions which citizens would ask, and publish the answers in accessible form, using our expertise to interpret the evidence. We provide authoritative information to allow the public to compare the performance of their force against others, and our evidence is used to drive improvements in the service to the public.

 

Key facts

Force Area

2144 square miles

Population

1.43m people 3% local 10 yr change

Workforce

75% frontline 78% national level
3.6 per 1000 population 3.6 national level
22% change in local workforce since 2010 15% national change since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person 0.06 national level
Local 5 year trend (no change) National 5 year trend (no change)

Cost

53p per person per day local 55p per person per day national

Northumbria PCC

Vera-Baird-PCC-NorthumbriaDame Vera Baird

 

Northumbria Police

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Chief Constable Steve Ashman, appointed in
May 2015

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