Protecting Vulnerable People
PVP leads on issues relating to child abuse, domestic abuse and rape investigations, management of dangerous offenders (MAPPA) and the protection of vulnerable adults.
The PVP structure also includes:
Based at centres in Newcastle and Sunderland, R.E.A.C.H staff coordinate a multi-agency service to bring practical help and support to both men and women who are victims of rape or sexual assault, whether or not the offences are reported to the police. People needing help should telephone (0191) 2219222 to find out more about help and support or to make an appointment or contact us at: email@example.com
The Rhona Cross Suite (located in Newcastle City Centre)
Tel: 0191 221 9222
The Ellis Fraser Suite (located on the site of The Childrens Hospital, Sunderland Hospital Trust)
Tel: 0191 2219222
Intelligence assesses and scopes new intelligence for development into operational packages to target identified criminal and organised crime networks.
The Force Analytical Unit comes under this section and provides the research and analysis capability across operational policing including Central Strategic, Tactical and Investigative teams, Homicide, Area Commands, Special Branch and Economic Crime.
Charged with interpreting and understanding the information and intelligence available, these staff play a key role in supporting decision making across the force.
Covert Intelligence consists of three sections:
Special Branch makes a crucial contribution to protecting Northumbria and the UK against threats to national security from:
domestic extremism, and
countering the procurement by foreign countries of material, technology or expertise relating to weapons of mass destruction.
To do this Special Branches cooperate closely with the Security Service. Special Branches exist primarily to acquire intelligence, to assess its potential operational value and to contribute more generally to its interpretation. They do so in order to meet local policing needs and to assist the Security Service in carrying out its statutory duty to protect national security. We also provide security advice to a range of organisations in the public and private sectors. This is undertaken by our Counter Terrorism Security Advisers.
We also contribute to the fight against serious crime, though our work at the country’s air and maritime borders that are covered by Northumbria Police.
Covert Operations Management Unit
This includes the Covert Authorities Bureau, Witness Protection Unit and the Confidential Unit.
Witness Protection Unit
Covert Authorities Bureau
Dedicated Source Unit
This consists of five DSUs
Newcastle DSU - based at Etal Lane
Sunderland DSU - based at Gilbridge
Gateshead and South Tynesdide DSU - based at Jarrow
North Tyneside and Northumberland DSU - based at Bedlington
Level 2 DSU - based at HQ
Serious and Organised Crime
This section investigates organised crime and provides specialist capability.