Who's who

Temporary Chief Superintendent Andy McDyer Chief Superintendent
Andy McDyer (7093)
Area Commander

Gateshead Area Command covers the local authority area of Gateshead Council.

It has a population of around 190,000 and includes the large retail and commercial businesses at both Team Valley Trading Estate and MetroCentre. It is crossed by the busy A1 Western by-pass.

As well as policing the urban areas of Gateshead, Felling, and Blaydon, the area command has responsibility for other well-established communities including Birtley and Whickham and the more rural areas of Rowlands Gill and Chopwell.

Our Commitment

Northumbria Police is committed to tackling crime in your area.

We want to know what your issues are and how we can help solve them.

You can view our commitment to you here.

You can contact us via the 'Feedback' link or you can call the police on:

Call 999 if there is any danger or risk to life or a crime in progress.

Call 101 for non-emergencies.
This is a general number to contact the police and request information or advice.

Text 07786 200 814 for non-emergencies.

Ways To Take Action

There are several ways in which you can get involved in policing your local area: