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North East Regional Special Operations Unit
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North East Regional Special Operations Unit
The North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU) was established in October 2013 and is a collaboration between the three forces of Northumbria, Cleveland and Durham. All three Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners signed a regional collaboration document which formalised the existing joint working relationship.
The unit creates additional specialist capacity through effective partnership working and collaboration to deliver an increased response to tackling serious and organised crime that transcends Force borders in the region.
A Detective Superintendent and a Detective Chief Inspector lead the unit which comprises of a number of highly specialised teams of officers and staff from the three Forces. They work with embedded partners from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), UK Border Force and the National Crime Agency (NCA) to make the region a place hostile to serious and organised crime.
NERSOU provides the additional capacity and resilience for the region, to use all forms of covert policing tactics against cross border and highly motivated organised criminals. NERSOU can and does provide expert support to the constituent forces as and when required in a number of specialist areas.
NERSOU is one of 10 ROCUs (Regional Organised Crime Units) across England and Wales.
The mission of the unit is simple – To protect the communities of Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria from Serious and Organised Crime.
The Home Office Serious and Organised Crime Strategy is based upon the following principles:
- Pursue – prosecuting and disrupting people engaged in serious and organised criminality.
- Prevent – preventing people from engaging in serious and organised criminality.
- Protect – increasing protection against organised crime.
- Prepare – reducing the impact of serious and organised crime where it takes place.
NERSOU’s role is critical to the ‘Pursue’ element of the regional response.
It places emphasis on preventing, prosecuting and disrupting serious and organised crime ensuring a co-ordinated national approach across Government, law-enforcement, security and intelligence agencies.
Cleveland Police and Cleveland Police Authority have continued to deliver crime
reductions for our communities. We have an on-going commitment, together with our
partners, to enhance the quality of life for all those who live and work in the Force area.
We are proud to report that through the efforts of our staff we have improved detection
rates in all recorded crime categories. Our sanction detection rate for the year ending
March 2008, stands at 33.2%; this is an increase of 3.8% percentage points from the
same period last year and compares well with national figures.
We will continue to deliver Putting People First by making progress in the priority areas that matter to you:
•Reducing antisocial behaviour
•Keeping you safe
•Delivering value for money
Durham Constabulary will deliver excellent policing to inspire confidence in the people we serve by:
…Around the clock
Proud of our staff and proud to deliver value for money policing in County Durham and Darlington.
Aiming for Excellence
AFE is Durham Constabulary’s organisational philosophy; it is the way we do our business which in turn enables us to achieve the Force Vision.
AFE consists of four elements:
These four elements enable us to achieve positive outcomes for our communities and ultimately increase their satisfaction and confidence in the force.
Northumbria Police serves a population of 1.5 million people and covers an area of more than 2,000 square miles in the North East of England, from the Scottish border down to County Durham and from the Pennines across to the North East coast. Northumbria is one of the largest forces in the country and is recognised as one of the top performing in the UK. Under the leadership of Chief Constable, Mike Craik, Northumbria Police is committed to a philosophy of ‘Total Policing’, dedicated to reducing crime and disorder and building trust and confidence in its communities.
The force has around 4,100 police officers, 2,500 police staff, Special Constables and Community Support Officers (CSOs), who work together to prevent, detect and reduce crime in the Northumbria area. The force is split into six geographical area commands and supported by 12 specialist departments.
An established accountancy practice since 1937, Tait Walker is currently managed by nine highly qualified and experienced partners and employs 130 members of staff in offices at Newcastle, Morpeth in Northumberland and Stockton in Tees Valley.
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