Northumbria Police introduces Sue Fryer, Ashington’s recently appointed Neighbourhood Inspector.

In her new role the Inspector highlights a revised operating model focussing on the ‘Four Pillars of Neighbourhood Policing’ with clear objectives guiding local officers as they strive to deliver a first class policing service for residents of our town.


Your neighbourhood policing team are part of a process which works towards ensuring vulnerable people are identified and assisted at the earliest possible stage.  Protecting vulnerable people is priority and the relationships we have with our local communities are vital to identifying who need our help.

Targeted Crime Prevention

Officers can offer advice and support to local communities to prevent them from falling victims to crime.  The local neighbourhood team can provide security advice or assist in setting up community watch programmes.  Ashington has seen a reduction in house burglaries, however, residents can reduce the risk by securing vehicles, locking windows and doors and keeping valuables out of sight.  Please continue to report any suspicious activity and pass on information you have about those committing offences – we need your help and information to ensure local criminals face the consequences of their actions.

Collaborative Problem Solving

Ashington’s Neighbourhood policing Team work closely with partners to ensure residents receive the best possible service.  We adopt a multi-agency approach in tackling the issues and work in partnership with both Northumberland County Council and Ashington Town Council as well as the private and voluntary sectors.  Through working together we have seen a significant reduction in anti-social behaviour over the past year.


We engage with our local communities to maintain public confidence in the Police.  If there are issues impacting on your well being we want to know about them.  Officers continue to act on information and those that persist in criminal behaviour are targeted.

Please call 101 to report non urgent incidents and in an emergency always call 999.   Alternatively you can contact the local Neighbourhood Policing Team via email at:, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Additionally Police And Communities Together (PACT) meetings usually take place prior to an Ashington Town Council's Full Council meetings where residents can raise any policing issues. Keep an eye on the website for details.

Sue Fryer - Ashington Neighbourhood Inspector