Newbiggin-by-the-sea & Ashington

Your Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) is a group of local police officers dedicated to serving your community. The team is made up of officers, staff and PCSOs based in your area. These are supported by additional officers from the wider area and other departments.

We work closely with local authorities, community leaders and residents to decide our policing priorities for the area. This helps us to find useful, long-term solutions to local problems, while maintaining our wider focus on reducing crime across Northumbria.

Area Commander C/Supt Sam Rennison 

'As Northern area commander, I'm proud to be the senior officer in charge of policing delivery in such a diverse area. Our communities range from urban areas through to remote rural settings where officers, staff and volunteers are committed to engaging with all. By working closely in these communities with the public and partners, officers and staff can understand what the issues are that need tackling and also work to prevent them occurring. In doing so ensuring we are protecting the vulnerable, deliver quality investigations and providing an outstanding service. By signing up to Northumbria Connected you are helping to problem solve issues, and we can keep you updated and engaged with in an innovative, quick and easy way.'

Please find contact details for your Neighbourhood Policing Team provided below. Please note that to report a crime or incident to Northumbria Police, you can visit , call 101, or in an emergency, please dial 999.


Newbiggin and Ashington

Daniel Brown (Police, PC, Op CAPIO Northumberland, Blyth / OP CAPIO Northumberland)

Daniel Brown

PC, Op CAPIO Northumberland


Wayne Daniels (Northumbria Police, Neighbourhood Inspector, Ashington and Bedlington)

Wayne Daniels

Neighbourhood Inspector


Paul Davis (Northumbria Police, Sergeant, Ashington NPT)

Paul Davis



Lee Davison (Police, PC , Rural Crime Team, F1 Bedlington)

Lee Davison



Ryan Gair (Police, PC, F1)

Ryan Gair



Sean Gunning (Police, PC, Ashington )

Sean Gunning



Rich  Hopkinson (Northumbria Police, PC, F1 NPT)

Rich Hopkinson



Ashleigh Hunter (Police, PC, Ashington)

Ashleigh Hunter



Stephen Jones (police, NBM F2E1 - Ashington, ashington )

Stephen Jones

NBM F2E1 - Ashington


Afshin Malekian (Police , Community Engagement Officer , Community Engagement)

Afshin Malekian

Community Engagement Officer


Ross McKenzie (Police, A/Sgt, Bedlington)

Ross Mckenzie



Rob Morton (Police, Sergeant, Bedlington)

Rob Morton



Rebecca Newton (Northumbria Police, PC , Constable Rural Engagement & Wildlife Enforcement)

Rebecca Newton


Phil  Patterson  (Police, Inspector, NPT)

Phil Patterson



Sophie Rutherford  (Police, Community Engagement Officer, Community Engagement)

Sophie Rutherford

Community Engagement Officer


Kath Smith (Police, Sgt, Northumbria Police Ashington Neighbourhood Team)

Kath Smith



Cheryl Turnbull (Police, PC, NPT F2)

Cheryl Turnbull




Nicola Wallace



nicola wallace (police, pc, ashington)

Nicola Wallace



Local Priority Issues

We regularly speak to local residents to establish what issues they may be experiencing in the area. The word cloud below represents the issues that residents of Newbiggin-by-the-sea & Ashington have highlighted as priorities for the area recently (including some that say “I have no issues”).

Word clouds are graphical representations of word frequency that give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently. The larger the word in the visual below the more common the word was in the local survey.

We seek to tackle the issues raised in line with our Local Policing Community Charter.

To 'Have your say' on local issues, please click on the button below to complete a short survey.

What members in Newbiggin-by-the-sea & Ashington are saying are the issues in the area:

Latest Alerts

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Op Capio Motorcycle Disorder Team - Day of Action

Good afternoon, Today OP Capio Motorcycle Disorder Team have worked in Partnership with OP Hawkeye ...

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21/04/2024 17:35:31

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Wooler Auction Mart

Good afternoon, Property Marking Event – Wooler Auction Mart, South Road, Wooler, NE71 6SL. Tuesd...

The Police
17/04/2024 16:11:15

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Another successful result for Op Capio Northern Motorcycle Disorder Team!

Thanks to information provided by members of the public, officers have been able to identify an adul...

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12/04/2024 15:30:12

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OP CAPIO - Vehicle Seizure

Another quadbike off the road, courtesy of the OP CAPIO Motorcycle Disorder Team Officers observed...

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07/04/2024 21:38:14

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Neighbourhood Priority Update

Good Morning, One of the Neighbourhood priorities I have set for the year is to tackle the issues ...

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12/03/2024 10:01:05

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Operation Capio Update

Good Evening, Our dedicated team to tackle motorcycle disorder started last week and they have a...

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11/03/2024 20:35:46

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Operation Capio - Motorcycle ASB

Good Afternoon, The Neighbourhood Policing Teams across the South East Northumberland Area are wor...

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05/03/2024 13:16:08

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Priorities Update

Good Morning, This year I have set my Neighbourhood priorities based on our incidents and crimes, ...

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18/02/2024 10:52:08

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