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 forces in the country and is recognised as one of the top performing in the UK.
Under the leadership of Chief Constable, Sue Sim, Northumbria Police is committed to a philosophy of 'Total Policing', dedicated to reducing crime and disorder and building trust and confidence in its communities.
The force has around 3,681 police officers, 1,524 police staff, 307 Special Constables and 236 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), who work together to prevent, detect and reduce crime in the Northumbria area. (figures last updated 1st June 2013)
The force is split into six geographical area commands and supported by 13 specialist departments.