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Northumbria NARPO membership has a long history found in the City, Borough, County and River police  officers of the north east of England. Those original forces were amalgamated over the years to comprise what is currently known as Northumbria Police. The Northumbria NARPO Branches are proud to have amongst their number some retired officers who can trace their service back to one of those constituent forces.


Latest Updates


Your assistance is requested.

One of our members, Trevor Fordy, is reaching out for assistance. His stepson, 23-year-old Adam Mould had a kidney transplant when he was 15 years old and now the transplant is failing and he is in urgent need of finding another donor. He will be placed on kidney dialysis imminently, an essential medical intervention to keep Adam alive.

Would you like to be considered as a potential kidney donor?

Please email:

The Kidney Transplant 


Ms. Julie Wardle 

Mark up the email for Julie's attention.

  • Recognising departed friends and colleagues post lockdown - COVID-19 Memorial Service

The memorial service was on Tuesday, 5th October, 2021 with 167 guests in attendance. There followed a poignant and fitting memorial to all those departed.

  • Information we need to publish obituaries

For guidance when submitting obituaries for inclusion in the Northumbria Bobby and on-line please see relevant blog by entering in the "Search posts" box the word: obituary

  • Notifying Northumbria Police of the death 

When a Northumbria Police pensioner dies, a family member should contact:

Pensions Manager - 0191 437 3985

The department will also take funeral details so that they might be circulated within the retired police community of Northumbria. They will be able to give advice about the revised police pension to be paid where applicable.

The Northumbria Bobby archive. 

Inside, on your branch page, you will find out how to access the on-line copies.

  • If your branch publishes information on line, you will find it on your branch page. Keep up to date with what is happening by visiting your local branch news page here.

To locate an item in the Northumbria NARPO blog, use the search box    below   entering a key word