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.
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:
- Police won't be able to track your location, so you may cough, press some keys or provide any clue to locate you.
- Press 55 when prompted, and a Police officer will be able to listen to the voice coming through the phone.
- Police can track your location even if you don't speak.
- 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
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:
Deputy Chief Constable
Assistant Chief Officer
Special Chief Officer
T/Assistant Chief Constable
Contact Durham Constabulary:
Police Stations In Durham Constabulary Force Area
|141 Willow Road Darlington(Next to Moorlands Surgery)||DL3 9HU|
|37 Glebe Terrace Easington County Durham||SR8 3DH|
|44 Front Street Stanhope||DL13 2UE|
|58 Burnside RoadDarlington||DL1 4SU|
|Central AnnexGladstone StreetDarlington||DL3 6TW|
|Central House AnnexGladstone StreetDarlingtonCounty Durham||DL3 6JX|
|Church Lane Ferryhill999 or 101||DL17 8LT|
|Emergency Service StationWilson Street Barnard Castle.Tel: None Emergency 101 Emergency 999||DL12 8JU|
|Main Street Shildon County Durham||DL4 1AJ|
|New Elvet Durham||DH1 3AQ|
|Newcastle Road Chester le Street||DH3 3TY|
|Park RoadSouth MoorStanley||DH9 7ED|
|Sedgefield Police StationNorth End Sedgefield Stockton-on-Tees||TS21 2AZ|
|Sherburn RoadDurham||DH1 2JR|
|Spennymoor Police Station Wesleyan Road Spennymoor||DL16 6FB|
|St Aidans Way Peterlee||SR8 1QR|
|Thorneyholme Terrace Stanley||DH9 0BL|
|Woodhouse LaneBishop AucklandCounty Durham||DL14 6LB|
|Woodhouse Lane Bishop Auckland County Durham||DL14 6LB|