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 Scorpion Result

Fri 19th, Jan

On Monday 15th January 2018 4 males from Liverpool have been jailed for in excess of 10 years for their involvement in organised thefts from delivery lorries during which cigarettes and cash to a value in excess of £70,000 was stolen.

Operation Belfast Convictions

Mon 15th, Jan

A gang of drug dealers who were found with more than £2.6 million of cocaine and heroin and nearly £400,000 in cash have been jailed for a total of 52 years years.

Operation VINSON

Fri 08th, Dec

Arrests by a NERSOU led investigation into fraud offences carried out by an organised team of rogue traders / bogus officials specifically targeting elderly and vulnerable victims

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