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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Operation Chorus Sentence

Mon 30th, Jan

Three men have today been sentenced for fraud offences after targeting vulnerable people across the North East.

Operation Kilimanjaro

Tue 25th, Oct

On the 17th March 2016 officers from NERSOU, City of London Police and Trading standards supported by the Federation against Copyright Theft (FACT) took part in a day of action.

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.

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