Why join Northumbria Police?2024-02-05T12:14:48+00:00

Why join Northumbria Police?

There are 43 police forces in the UK. So, why should you choose Northumbria Police? From our investment in your wellbeing, to our thriving support networks, there are so many reasons to consider #TeamNP for your next career move.

Our benefits

We know that for you to do your best, you must feel your best. Being part of the Team NP family has a whole host of benefits which focuses on your holistic wellbeing. These include, generous pension contributions, enhanced annual leave allowance, family-friendly policies and so much more.

Health and wellbeing benefits

Support associations and staff networks

Enhanced family-friendly policies

Career development support

Flexible working policies

Discounts and reward schemes

Sport and social clubs

Religious and cultural accomodations

Benefits of your future role with #TeamNP

Our benefits vary depending on your position with Northumbria Police. Be sure to find out more about police officer benefits and police staff benefits to see what is available to you as a member of TeamNP.

Our benefits

We know that for you to do your best, you must feel your best. Being part of the Team NP family has a whole host of benefits which focuses on your holistic wellbeing. These include, generous pension contributions, enhanced annual leave allowance, family-friendly policies and so much more.

  • Health and wellbeing benefits

  • Support associations and networks

  • Enhanced family-friendly policies

  • Career development support

  • Flexible working policies

  • Discounts and reward schemes

  • Sport and social clubs

  • Religious and cultural accomodations

Benefits of your future role with #TeamNP

Our benefits vary depending on your position with Northumbria Police. Be sure to find out more about police officer benefits and police staff benefits to see what is available to you as a member of TeamNP.

Our culture

It’s the way we work at Northumbria Police that really sets up apart. We value, celebrate and embrace diversity, equality and inclusion. For us, it goes far beyond a legislative requirement and is entirely about who we are and what we do.

We recognise and appreciate that every individual is different, and want to ensure our workforce is comfortable bringing their true selves to work. We are committed to creating a workplace where everybody feels valued and works together as one Force, to deliver an outstanding service aligned to the needs of the communities we serve.

Find out more about life with #TeamNP

Our culture

It’s the way we work at Northumbria Police that really sets up apart. We value, celebrate and embrace diversity, equality and inclusion. For us, it goes far beyond a legislative requirement and is entirely about who we are and what we do.

We appreciate that every individual is different, and want to ensure our workforce is comfortable bringing their true selves to work. We are committed to creating a workplace where everybody feels valued and works together as one Force, to deliver an outstanding service aligned to the needs of the communities we serve.

Find out more about life with #TeamNP

Visit LinkedIn – Find out more about the work we’ve been doing across Northumbria Police

Our culture

It’s the way we work at Northumbria Police that really sets up apart. We value, celebrate and embrace diversity, equality and inclusion. For us, it goes far beyond a legislative requirement and is entirely about who we are and what we do.

We recognise and appreciate that every individual is different, and want to ensure our workforce is comfortable bringing their true selves to work. We are committed to creating a workplace where everybody feels valued and works together as one Force, to deliver an outstanding service aligned to the needs of the communities we serve.

Click on the items below to find out some of the ways we create our positive culture at #TeamNP.

Our support associations provide colleagues with a forum to come together, to share ideas, raise awareness of challenges and receive confidential support. Current associations include: Christian Police Association, Family Support Network, LGBT+ Association, Men’s Support Network, Ethnic Minority Association, Women’s Network and accessABILITY, our disabled network.

As an accredited Disability Confident Leader, we’re committed to removing barriers to disabled people joining our team. At interview stage we may be able to provide interview questions in advance or adjust from a competency based interview to a practical one. Once you’re part of TeamNP you’ll have access to trained dyslexia assessors, a wellbeing passport to encourage conversations with your manager about your physical and mental health, as well as the resources of an award-winning neurodiversity team and much more. 

The Board ensures the National Code of Ethics is embedded throughout the organisation by providing a forum to discuss ethical dilemmas. Membership of this group includes people from across the workforce and independent external members from a range of diverse backgrounds.

As a member of Northumbria Police, we recognise that you may face confrontation and aggression in your role, particularly on the front line. Being assaulted is not something you should accept as ‘part of the job’ which is why we have Operation Hampshire to support you both emotionally and physically.

Find out more about life with #TeamNP

Visit LinkedIn – Find out more about the work we’ve been doing across Northumbria Police

Our people

Policing is a career like no other. We have a fantastic force of over 5,500 individuals at Northumbria Police who strive to deliver a compassionate, responsive and outstanding service 24/7. Our officers, staff and volunteers show commitment, determination, passion and pride on a daily basis as they make a real difference to our communities.

It is important that our workforce fully reflects the community it serves which is why we are working hard to recruit officers and staff from a much broader, diverse range of people, for a more representative force. Since 2019, the representation of female officers in our force has increased from 993 to 1,368 in 2022. We’ve also increased our representation of officers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds from 54 in 2019 to 121 in 2023.

Hear from some of our colleagues to find out why they think you should choose #TeamNP.

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“I have never looked back. No day is ever the same and it’s nearly impossible to say what the highlight has been in my three years with the Force so far – there’s been so many.

I really wanted to become an officer to help people and I truly feel I’ve been able to do just that; I feel like I’m really making a positive difference to the lives of the people I interact with as an officer.

The job isn’t just fulfilling but it’s also flexible for me as a family man with young children. It’s a dream job.”

Find out more about becoming a police officer like PC Murray.

“I started my career here with Northumbria Police 18 years ago as a contact handler. Since then, I have become a team leader before venturing out into the wider organisation to become the wellbeing manager and now the contact & customer service manager.

What I love most about my job is that although I’m not a police officer, I know I make a difference everyday to the people I work with, and for, and for the communities that we serve.”

Find out more about becoming a member of police staff like Rachel.

“Volunteering has always been a passion of mine, something where there’s a clear output where you can see you’ve made an impact. I’ve been a special constable since April 2021 and it’s probably given me the most satisfaction in any role I’ve done.

As a special, we all bring a rich diversity in terms of our other day to day roles. I feel like I’m making a difference – making a real change in somebody’s life. You need to want to make the world around you a better place – and this role is a tangible way of doing that.”

Find out more about becoming a Special Constable like PC Pickering.

Our people

Policing is a career like no other. We have a fantastic force of over 5,500 individuals at Northumbria Police who strive to deliver a compassionate, responsive and outstanding service 24/7. Our officers, staff and volunteers show commitment, determination, passion and pride on a daily basis as they make a real difference to our communities.

It is important that, as a modern day police service, our workforce fully reflects the community it serves which is why we are working hard to recruit officers and staff from a much broader, diverse range of people, for a more representative force. Since 2019, the representation of female officers in our force has increased from 993 to 1368 in 2022. We’ve also increased our representation of officers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds from 54 in 2019 to 121 in 2023.

Click below to hear from some of our colleagues at Northumbria Police to find out why they think you should choose #TeamNP:

“I have never looked back. No day is ever the same and it’s nearly impossible to say what the highlight has been in my three years with the Force so far – there’s been so many.

I really wanted to become an officer to help people and I truly feel I’ve been able to do just that; I feel like I’m really making a positive difference to the lives of the people I interact with as an officer.

The job isn’t just fulfilling but it’s also flexible for me as a family man with young children. It’s a dream job.”

Find out more about becoming a police officer like PC Murray.

“I started my career here with Northumbria Police 18 years ago as a contact handler. Since then, I have become a team leader before venturing out into the wider organisation to become the wellbeing manager and now the contact & customer service manager.

What I love most about my job is that although I’m not a police officer, I know I make a difference everyday to the people I work with, and for, and for the communities that we serve.”

Find out more about becoming a member of police staff like Rachel.

“Volunteering has always been a passion of mine, something where there’s a clear output where you can see you’ve made an impact. I’ve been a special constable since April 2021 and it’s probably given me the most satisfaction in any role I’ve done.

As a special, we all bring a rich diversity in terms of our other day to day roles. I feel like I’m making a difference – making a real change in somebody’s life. You need to want to make the world around you a better place – and this role is a tangible way of doing that.”

Find out more about becoming a Special Constable like PC Pickering.

Our service

Northumbria Police is one of the largest forces in the country, serving a population of 1.5 million people and covering an area of more than 2,000 square miles from the Scottish border down to County Durham and from the Pennines across to the North East coast.

We’re proud of the service we deliver to our communities. Our most recent HMICFRS inspection rated us ‘good’ at engaging with and treating the public with respect and fairness. We’re also proud to have been scored as ‘good’ at building, supporting and protecting our workforce.

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Our service

Northumbria Police is one of the largest forces in the country, serving a population of 1.5 million people and covering an area of more than 2,000 square miles from the Scottish border down to County Durham and from the Pennines across to the North East coast.

We’re proud of the service we deliver to our communities. Our most recent HMICFRS inspection rated us ‘good’ at engaging with and treating the public with respect and fairness. We’re also proud to have been scored as ‘good’ at building, supporting and protecting our workforce.

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of residents said they felt safe in their local neighbourhood
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Victims are satisfied with our service
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Domestic abuse victims are satisfied with our service
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of Northumbria residents feel we do a good or excellent job

Sources: Northumbria PEEL Assessments 2020/2021 and OPCC Your National Crime and Policing Measures

  • 95% of residents say they felt safe in their local neighbourhood

  • 79% of victims are satisfied with our service

  • 89% of domestic abuse victims are satisfied with our service

  • 67% of Northumbria residents feel we do a good or excellent job

Sources: Northumbria PEEL Assessments 2020/2021 and OPCC Your National Crime and Policing Measures

Our values

Our purpose at Northumbria Police is simple: ‘to keep people safe and fight crime’, while our vision to ‘be an outstanding police force’ outlines our aspiration to provide an even better service to our communities. 

Our values shown below align to the College of Policing’s ethical policing principles. These guiding statements help us to make and reflect on our professional decisions. 

Policing with Respect and Empathy #CodeOfEthics from the College of Policing
Policing with public service #CodeOfEthics from the College of Policing
Policing with Courage #CodeOfEthics from the College of Policing

Our values

Our purpose at Northumbria Police is simple: ‘to keep people safe and fight crime’, while our vision to ‘be an outstanding police force’ outlines our aspiration to provide an even better service to our communities. 

Our values shown below align to the College of Policing’s ethical policing principles. These guiding statements help us to make and reflect on our professional decisions. 

A career to be proud of

Find your fit with Northumbria Police and be a part of something that really matters. Click below to find out more about what it means to be an officer, member of staff or volunteer with #TeamNP.

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Police Officers

As a frontline police officer you will support local communities, build relationships and work to keep people safe and fight crime.

Police Staff around table with laptops
Police Staff

Northumbria Police relies on the support and dedication of around 2,000 members of police staff.

Special Constable with the marine unit
Volunteers

Find out more about our volunteering opportunities across the organisation including rural crime and police cadets.

A career to be proud of

Find your fit with Northumbria Police and be a part of something that really matters. Click below to find out more about what it means to be an officer, member of staff or volunteer with #TeamNP.

Photo of uniformed police officer in newcastle city centre
Police Officers

As a frontline police officer you will support local communities, build relationships and work to keep people safe and fight crime.

Police Staff around table with laptops
Police Staff

Northumbria Police relies on the support and dedication of around 2,000 members of police staff.

Special Constable with the marine unit
Volunteers

Find out more about our volunteering opportunities across the organisation including rural crime and police cadets.

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