There are three Safer Neighbourhood Teams that operate across South Tyneside: They are:
- Riverside & West Shields
- Jarrow & Hebburn
- East Shields & Boldon/Cleadon/Whitburn
Each Team consists of a wide range of professionals that have a link to Community Safety, including South Tyneside Council, Northumbria Police, Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service and South Tyneside Homes.
Meetings focus on issues relating to crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour, both in terms of people and places, that require that a multi-agency response. Issues are brought to the attention of the meeting from partner organisations and the Area Teams act as a conduit for concerns as well as issues raised by elected Members and the community.
As well as continuing to be responsible for identifying and responding to local issues raised through community engagement and other mechanisms, the Teams also now have a responsibility for overseeing the geographical based delivery priorities within South Tyneside's Crime and Disorder Partnership Plan. Each Team has now developed an annual action that utilises information in the Strategic Assessment and other local data provided by partners to identify local priorities and actions.
Crime statistics and maps
Crime statistics and maps for your area can be found on the national Police website by searching against your address or post code.
Do you want to get involved?
Residents are regularly invited to meet their Neighbourhood Policing Team at Partners and Communities Together (PACT) meetings.
These events provide anyone the opportunity to drop in and discuss community issues with their local officers either in the group forum or individually at the end of the meeting.
The meetings are chaired by the police but also see involvement from partnership agencies. You will also have the opportunity to receive crime prevention advice.
Details of your local PACT meetings can be found on the Northumbria Police website.