North Sunderland

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

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 Mark Hall

‘As Area Commander for Southern I am committed to engaging with our local communities to ensure we understand their issues and priorities whilst targeting those individuals intent on negatively impacting on the quality of life of local residents. My officers are determined to protect the vulnerable and provide support to victims. It is imperative that we work with local residents and partner organisations to make Southern Area Command a safe place to live, work and visit. We will continue to develop innovative new ways of working to seek longer terms solutions to problems as evidenced by our investment in the SARA and HALO projects. We want our communities to have the confidence to report issues knowing they will receive a committed and professional service.’

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 or in an emergency, please dial 999.


Peter Baker (Northumbria Police, Sergeant, Southwick/Fulwell/Roker/Seaburn NPT (A5))

Peter Baker



Matthew Binks (Northumbia Police, PC, Millbank B1 E rota)

Matthew Binks



Joe Chadbourne (VISAV, Administrator, Northumbria)

Joe Chadbourne


jc clark (police, pc, northumbria, npt, sara team)

Jc Clark


jules clark (police, pc, northumbria, npt, sara team)

Jules Clark



Sally College (Police, Sgt, Southwick SARA project)

Sally College



Justyna Dziadula (Police, PC, South Shields)

Justyna Dziadula



Neil Hall (Police, Chief Inspector, Northumbria Police)

Neil Hall

Chief Inspector


Peter Hourigan (Police, PCSO, Sunderland West NPT A5)

Peter Hourigan



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

Afshin Malekian

Community Engagement Officer


Sarah McLaren  (Police, PC, Northumbria Police Southwick neighbourhood Team )

Sarah Mclaren



Stephen Prested (Northumbria Police, Officer, Southern)

Stephen Prested


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

Sophie Rutherford

Community Engagement Officer



Ellis Wharton



Claire Wood (Police, Inspector, Northumbria, Newcastle North)

Claire Wood


Jordan Wragg-Ferrier (Police, PCSO, Northumbria Police, Neighbourhood Police Team)

Jordan Wragg-Ferrier



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 North Sunderland 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 North Sunderland are saying are the issues in the area:

Latest Alerts

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Cannabis Farm Located and One Arrest Made

Sunderland West Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) executed a warrant over the weekend, locating a la...

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You said, We did...

You said, We did...Some residents have raised concerns regarding off rode bikes in the Southwick are...

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Loan Shark Awareness

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Neighbourhood Week Of Action

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