A new neighbourhood police office has opened its doors in Killingworth.
The White Swan Centre Neighbourhood Police Office – on the third floor of The White Swan Centre, on Citadel East – is now the base for the Killingworth Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Officers will use the office, as well as the North Tyneside Area Command HQ at Middle Engine Lane, as part of Northumbria Police’s commitment to keep officers in the neighbourhoods they serve.
The office – open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday – is available for members of the public to report crimes or seek advice, just as they did at the previous police station at Forest Hall. Residents are invited to come and chat to their local neighbourhood officers and discuss any local issues.
Chief Superintendent Steve Neill, North Tyneside Area Commander, said: “Having an accessible service to the public where officers are visible and have a presence in their local community is a force priority.
“I hope people will also take the opportunity to pop into the police base and meet the neighbourhood team. The White Swan Centre was identified as a hub of local activity and is easily accessible.”
“Our officers will continue to deliver a community focused policing service patrolling the same areas as they previously have.”
Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “I’m pleased the neighbourhood policing team is relocating to the White Swan Centre – the move means essential services are altogether under one roof.
“They’ll be joining the council teams who already provide outstanding services from the centre for the residents of Killingworth and the wider community.”