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Your PCC – Kim McGuinness

It is an honour to have been elected as your Police and Crime Commissioner in July 2019, I am here to make sure Northumbria Police delivers what matters to you.

I am determined to bring about changes that will benefit you and your family.

During the campaign I chatted to thousands of people and they said loud and clear that they want to see Northumbria Police properly funded and a return of the police officers we have lost since 2010. I have raised this direct with the Prime Minister and I am pleased that he appears to have listened to us – now I will monitor closely his plan for delivering new officers to ensure Northumbria receives its fair share.

It’s also important that we address the impact of austerity, deprivation and health inequality that affects communities in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. To reverse these problems we must provide people with the vital services that will improve lives and where applicable, drive them away from crime.

During the election campaign I said that I will –

  • Support our police officers in fighting crime and keeping communities safe.
  • Ensure victims of crime are always at the heart of everything I do.
  • Tackle the root cause of crime and cutting it.
  • Focus on cybercrime.
  • Take a zero tolerance stance against hate crime.


I will meet with the Chief Constable regularly to ensure he is delivering these priorities.  I also want you to know how we are doing, so I will update this website on a regular basis and if you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me – it’s always good to hear from you.

One of the best parts of my role is getting out and about to meet local residents, businesses and those who work in the voluntary sector to hear first-hand what you think Northumbria Police does well and what could be improved, these conversations will also influence the Police and Crime Plan – after all it is your plan so it is important that it says what you want it to.  If you have an event or meeting that you would like me to attend, drop me an email at

I will be working with partners, including local authorities to deliver effective policing by taking a public health approach to prevent crime – the Police can’t do it by themselves. It’s been proven to work in other areas, particularly in Glasgow and I want us to benefit from their experiences. 

I’m on your side, there is lots to do and  I’m up for the challenge. Together we will continue to ensure we have a Police force that delivers for all residents of Northumbria, when they need it most.