Northumbria Police Related Organisations
The service is run by the National Fraud Authority – the government agency that helps to co-ordinate the fight against fraud in the UK.
You can gain help and advice over the phone through the Action Fraud contact centre by calling 0300 123 2040. Alternatively you can use the online fraud reporting service which is available 24 hours a day, enabling you to report a fraud and find help and support.
ARCH works across Tyne & Wear to tackle hate crime and reduce community tensions, facilitating a network of over 40 agencies in Newcastle alone. The purpose of ARCH is:
to work towards increasing the proportion of Hate incidents that are reported, and coordinate agency responses to them
to develop training, education and preventative work.
to develop models of community intelligence, local problem solving and conflict management
ARCH has also developed a web based reporting, referral and case management system for racist, religious, homophobic, transphobic incidents and bullying of young people.
There are now over 130 incident reporting centres across Tyne & Wear. ARCH works with over 40 agencies with 1000+ trained users. You can report racist, religious, homophobic and transphobic incidents, and bullying of young people to ARCH.
All ARCH partner agencies work together to get the best support to the victims and to take action against the perpetrators.
The FAQ database is intended to reduce the number of non-emergency calls to police forces by providing the answers direct to the public via the Internet. The database contains answers to a wide selection of nationally asked questions and the facility for forces to input local information.
If you think you have seen something suspicious or you are unsure about somebody’s activities or behaviour, however insignificant it may seem at the time, call the confidential Anti-Terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.
A textphone service is available for people with speech or hearing difficulties on 0800 032 45 39 (text messages from mobiles are not accepted).
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children. That means building intelligence around the risks, tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or with local and international police forces and working with children and parents to deliver our unique ThinkuKnow internet safety programme.
We are an independent charity helping to find criminals and help solve crimes. We have an anonymous phone number, 0800 555 111, that people can call to pass on information about crime; alternatively people can send us information anonymously via this website, using our Giving Information Form. Callers don't have to give their name or any personal information and calls cannot be traced.
Her Majesty's Courts Service (HMCS) is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). Our remit is to deliver justice effectively and efficiently to the public.
Home’s role is to provide general needs housing and supported housing services targeted towards helping some of society’s most vulnerable people take control of their own lives:
Home houses over 120,000 people a year in 55,000 homes in 200 local authority areas in England, Scotland and Wales.
Each year this includes working with almost 30,000 vulnerable people through 500+ supported housing, justice and health services.
The IPCC's job is to make sure that complaints against the police are dealt with effectively.
Agencies working together to prevent crime and deal with victims, witnesses and offenders are collectively called the Criminal Justice System (CJS).
Locally, the CJS works together under the umbrella of Local Criminal Justice Boards (LCJB). These boards identify local issues and improve performance in specific areas.
Secure your fertiliser
Terrorist groups around the world have for many years misused fertilisers to make explosive devices. This website tells you about the dangers posed by the misuse of fertiliser and explains how to secure your fertiliser so that it doesn't fall into the wrong hands.
Neighbourhood Watch (in some areas known as Home Watch), is one of the biggest and most successful crime prevention schemes ever.
Neighbourhood Watch is not just about reducing crime – it is about building community spirit and good relations. It brings local people closer together with common goals; to tackle crime and disorder and to keep an eye on each other's property.
The North East Fraud Forum website aims to help protect and safeguard the community in the North East of England by working with key partners and exchanging individual experiences of fraud. The website contains information on a diverse range of issues including, the latest scams, how to protect you and your business, training and other relevant issues.
North East Information Line
In the event of a major incident or community crisis, Northumbria Police may activate the North East Information Line (NEIL).
NEIL is a public telephone line which is used to issue warnings and advice. For instance, people may be advised to leave a particular area or stay in a particular area.
NEIL is only activated when it is considered necessary as part of a response to a particular situation. It is managed by Northumbria Police but other emergency services may also use it for their important public messages.
In the event of NEIL being activated, the number to ring: 08456 004 004.
On 15th November 2012, Vera Baird QC was elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria. She took up her post on November 22nd when she took over the oversight role previously done by the Northumbria Police Authority together with the added responsibility to consult local people on what they require in connection with policing, crime prevention and community safety. She deals with the Northumbria Police force area which consists of Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, 2nd Floor Victory House, Balliol Business Park, Benton Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8EW
The Northumbria Safer Roads Initiative was established in 2007 as an evolution of the Northumbria Safety Camera Partnership following changes to the programme and the partnership encompassing a broader remit for road safety.
The camera enforcement element covers, speed, mobile phone offences, not in proper control, red-light jumping and other road traffic offences. Additionally, the partnership engages in a wider range of Education, Training and Publicity initiatives, including media campaigns, road shows, research and young driver projects.
Perhaps you are interested in a vital role supporting day-to-day police activities? Whichever position is right for you, you can find out more on this site.
Find your role in the wider police family.
Northumbria Probation Area works to protect the public, reduce reoffending, support victims and rehabilitate offenders. We supervise adult offenders serving community orders and released from prison on licence.
Safety Works! in Newcastle is an interactive learning experience which is owned by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and has recently undergone a complete refurbishment which includes new scenery, realistic smells and sounds. Partners within the resource include Northumbria Police, Sainsburys, Nexus, St John's Ambulance, The Environment Agency, Youth Offending Teams, Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships and all five TWFRS local authorities.
Realistic scenarios will be used to communicate a wide range of messages including the consequences of crime, personal safety as well as drugs and alcohol awareness.
The centre is suitable for all ages and is an excellent example of how partnership working can help make communities safer.
For further information contact the centre direct by telephoning 0191 2743532 or visit the website at www.safetyworks.org.uk
Victim Support is a national charity which helps people affected by crime in England and Wales. We give free and confidential support to help you deal with what you've been through as a victim or witness, whether or not you report the crime to the police.
The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is made up of law enforcement agencies from around the world working together to fight child abuse online. The aim of the VGT is to build an effective, international partnership of law enforcement agencies that helps to protect children from online child abuse.
The Ministry of Justice have launched a website called 'You Be the Judge' which aims to help the general public make sense of sentencing. It encourages people to take on the role of a judge in various scenarios and what sentence they would give.