North East Regional Special Operations Unit

Our Vision

The identification and relentless disruption of Organised Crime Groups harming North East Communities

Our Mission

To protect the communities of Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria from Serious and Organised Crime

Our Values

To pursue criminals lawfully and relentlessly in accordance with the police code of ethics

our mission


Firearms recovered


Drugs recovered


Criminals arrested


Years imprisoned


Cash Seized


Confiscation orders
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Eight arrested and 'substantial' drugs and cash found in large-scale drug bust

Thu 13th, Oct

Eight people have been arrested in Teesside as part of a large-scale UK-wide drug bust. The arrests were part on an operation targeting the supply of Class A drugs into the Cleveland and Northumbria Force areas from areas including Liverpool.

£1m Funding boost to fight organised crime in the North East

Tue 20th, Sep

A new crime-fighting facility is to be created for the North East Regional Crime Unit with the help of one million pounds in government funding, bringing together several law enforcement agencies under one roof.

Operation VALIANT

Tue 02nd, Aug

Seven men have today been sentenced to nearly 40 years for drug offences after being uncovered by a specialist team of officers from across the region.

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