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Kim McGuinness

Meet Kim McGuinness – Your Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

“I’m here to give you, the people of the North East, a voice on all things police and crime related. I will make sure Northumbria Police delivers on what matters to you to help keep you and your family safe. Together, we will work at fighting crime, preventing crime and improving lives in our region.”

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About PCCs

As your Police and Crime Commissioner I am elected by you the public to hold the Chief Constable and the force to account – I am your voice in the force, making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

I am responsible for hiring a chief constable, setting the force’s budget and strategic priorities and overseeing other areas of the local criminal justice system, such as victim support services.

My office publishes regular information to show you how I am performing against my election promises, and I am held to account on your behalf by a specialist Police and Crime Panel.

Our Stats


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Police Community Support Officers


Special Constables

To see how your police force is performing please click on the link below.



Police and Crime Plan

My Police and Crime Plan sets out how your priorities will be acted on by Northumbria Police, covering the years 2021 to 2025. It was written after a major region-wide consultation asking you the public how I should hold the force to account.

View the Police and Crime Plan 2021 – 2025

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Fighting Crime

The North East is one of the safest places in the country and my job is to ensure Northumbria Police maintain their great record here. That’s why my number one priority is fighting crime in our region.

Preventing Crime

I will continue to fight for a well-resourced police force to ensure public safety, but we cannot simply arrest our way out of crime. We need to keep working to intervene and to stop crime in its tracks.

Improving Lives

Crime, and the fear of crime, can cause far-reaching damage both to individuals and local communities. I want to make sure there is always support available for victims or parts of our region that have been hit by crime.

Violence Reduction Unit

Find out about how we our VRU is bringing the region together to stop violence before it starts.

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In Your Area

Find out about projects near you that are strengthening local communities and cutting crime.

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Reviews and Complaints

Get in touch to find out more about our review process or how to make a complaint.

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Help For Victims

We commission a range of victim services to help you cope and recover from your experience.

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