Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North East; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear;
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.24 - Public order and safety activities

450 - 1,100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 November 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Northumbria Police has announced that it is to cut 450 civilian posts as a result of £34m cuts to its budget. Sue Sim, Chief constable, said police officer jobs would not be affected. The police force has frozen recruitment and looked at other ways of saving money. It hopes that most job losses can be made through natural wastage.

UPDATE 16.2.11

Northumbria Police has announced that 1,100 jobs will be cut, double the amount previously announced. 318 officer posts and 825 civilian jobs are being lost.


  • 18 February 2011: BBC Website
  • 22 November 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), Northumbria Police, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71230, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71230.