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News Release

Local officer returns to neighbourhood

Dated: 07 Feb 2012

Sunderland West Neighbourhood Policing Team is welcoming back its sergeant, Colin Stephenson.

Sgt Stephenson was part of the team for 15 months before taking a short break to join Sunderland Crime Support Team for three months.

He has now returned to the team and is looking forward to the new challenges.

He said: “I’m looking forward to being back with the team and working within the community.

“We’re determined to make our communities even better places by listening to the issues that affect local people and working with residents and partner agencies to improve these.

“We’re always keen for people to get in contact and tell us what it is that affects them and I would urge anyone who has got any issues they’d like to discuss to contact us.”

Sunderland West Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector, Cheryl Warcup, said: “We’re pleased to welcome Colin back to the team and are sure the community will be looking forward to seeing him again.”

To find out more about neighbourhood policing and what police are doing in your area visit the Northumbria Police website on or ring 101 ext 69191.