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Archery equipment stolen in burglary
24 Oct 14
Operation launched to tackle thieves
24 Oct 14
Operation Jay launched to tackle anti-social behaviour
24 Oct 14
Sunderland Safe Places launch
23 Oct 14
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23 Oct 14

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Gillbridge police station

Gillbridge Avenue Police Station
Gillbridge Avenue

Telephone: 101
Opening hours: Open 24 hours

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Who's who

Chief Superintendent 7355 Kay Blyth Chief Superintendent
Kay Blyth (7355)
Area Commander

Sunderland Area Command covers the local authority area of Sunderland City Council. It has a population of approximately 279,000, which is boosted by 16,000 students at Sunderland University.

This area includes the busy retail, business and leisure facilities of Sunderland and Washington centres; extensive well-established residential communities and commercial districts including Doxford International Business Park, Wessington Way and the Nissan complex.

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: