Report Crime With Durham Constabulary

✅ Article By Anne-Marie Pearman & Reviewed By Zeynep Topcu

Durham Constabulary polices the area of County Durham and Darlington Borough, which together occupy an area of 2,232 sq. km. The area is predominantly rural, with more than half its residents living in settlements of less than 10,000 people. There are 12 main towns and over 260 small towns and villages, many of which are former colliery villages. The population of the constabulary area is estimated to be 604,900 (ONS mid-year estimate 2007), of which 1.2% are from ethnic minority groups.

Durham Constabulary has existed since December 1839, just over ten years after Sir Robert Peel formed the Metropolitan Police in London. As one of the top-performing police forces in the UK, Durham Constabulary feel pride in doing things differently and doing them well. When people visit Durham, they often comment it feels different here – that is the Durham Difference.

Their philosophy is about being efficient innovative, and cultivating great partnerships that help solve problems.

Durham Constabulary staff are positive, optimistic, professional and committed to delivering the best possible service to the people of County Durham and Darlington. The force headquarters is in Aykley Heads, Durham.

Visit the Durham Constabulary Crime Reporting page to find details on how to report a crime.

Report Incidents To Durham Constabulary

Emergency Contact Numbers

Call 999 right away for any emergency, such as:

  • You are witnessing a crime or someone in extreme danger.
  • A serious offence is in progress, or the offender is still at the crime scene.
  • Someone is causing damage to a property.

When you are in danger and can't speak, Please follow the steps below:

Call 999 from your cell phone:

  1. Police won't be able to track your location, so you may cough, press some keys or provide any clue to locate you.
  2. Press 55 when prompted, and a Police officer will be able to listen to the voice coming through the phone.
Call 999 from the Landline:
  1. Police can track your location even if you don't speak.
  2. They will be able to hear your background noises and send an immediate rescue if they a suspect any danger.

Non-Emergency Crime Reporting

Call 101 when it is less urgent, but you need to report a crime or an offence such as:

  • Stolen Car
  • Property Damaged
  • Drug Dealing
  • Traffic Accident

Textphone Service

In case you have hearing or speech impairment:

  • Use TextPhone Service 18000 for Emergency Situations.
  • Use TextPhone Service 18001101 for Non-Emergency Situation.

Contact CrimeStoppers

To anonymously report a crime or suspicious behaviour:

Durham Constabulary And Crime Commissioner Details:

Ms Joy Allen is the current Police Commissioner for Durham Constabulary. Find Details below to contact the PCC Headquarters Office:

Durham Constabulary Officers:

Jo Farrell

Chief Constable

Dave Orford

Deputy Chief Constable

Gary Ridley

Assistant Chief Officer

Dale Checksfield

Special Chief Officer

John Ward

T/Assistant Chief Constable

Contact Durham Constabulary:


Phone: 101

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