Gateshead Central and South

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 Barrie Joisce

‘As Central’s Area Commander I am committed to engaging with our local communities to ensure we understand your priorities so that we can continue to deliver the policing service you need. All Central Area Command staff are determined to protect the vulnerable and provide support to victims. We will continue to achieve this by listening too, and working with local residents and partner organisations to make our neighbourhoods safe for all the community. We will continue to look to problem solve on a local and regional level to ensure that when you help us identify problems we come up with long term solutions. We want you to be confident that as a police service we are listening to your concerns.’

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.


Kevin ashurst (Northumbria Police, Inspector, Gateshead)

Kevin Ashurst



Morgan Ball (Police, PC , C2 H Relief)

Morgan Ball



Robyn Bell (Police, Sergeant, Community Engagement Team)

Robyn Bell


Chantelle Boyle (Police, PC, NPT)

Chantelle Boyle



Joanne Breen (Northumbria Police, PC 1296 Neighbourhood Policing Team , Gateshead East)

Joanne Breen

PC 1296 Neighbourhood Policing Team


Jackie Charanchi (Northumbria Police , PC, Gateshead East )

Jackie Charanchi



Adele Common (Police, PC, Gateshead East, E relief neighbourhood team c2)

Adele Common



Jess Cromarty (Northumbria Police, PC, Gateshead East Neighbourhood Team)

Jess Cromarty



Andy Dalziel (Police, PCSO, Gateshead East NPT)

Andy Dalziel



Paul Hargreaves (Police , CSO , Central/South/Bensham, Lowfell, Allerdene, Harlow Green, Birtley  )

Paul Hargreaves



Amy Holloway (Police, PC, Gateshead East NPT)

Amy Holloway


Andrew Hyde (Northumbria Police, Police Sergeant 473, Gateshead East NPT )

Andrew Hyde

Police Sergeant 473


Vadim Murasko (Police, Community Engagement Officer, Community Engagement )

Vadim Murasko

Community Engagement Officer

Sam Patterson (Police, PC, Gateshead Central C1)

Sam Patterson



Ben Powell (Police, Sgt, Central Gateshead Neighbourhood Policing Team)

Ben Powell



Ben Powell (Police, Sgt, Central Gateshead Neighbourhood Policing Team, Central Area Command)

Ben Powell



Brittany-Leigh Richardson (Police, PCSO, Gateshead East Neighbourhood Policing Team)

Brittany-Leigh Richardson



Elliott Richardson  (police , Sgt , Gateshead east C2 )

Elliott Richardson


07736 463 147

Ian Robson (Police, PCSO, Gateshead East Neighbourhood Policing Team C2)

Ian Robson



Sharon  Stamp (Police, PCSO , Gateshead)

Sharon Stamp



Chris Thompson (Police, PC, Gateshead East)

Chris Thompson



Emma Tierney (Police, PC, Central Neighbourhood - Gatesehead East)

Emma Tierney



Scott Youngman (Northumbria Police, Sergeant, Gateshead Central Neighbourhood Team)

Scott Youngman



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 Gateshead Central and South 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 Gateshead Central and South are saying are the issues in the area:

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