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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


Recognising departed friends and colleagues post lockdown

HMG guidance regarding attending funeral services during COVID-19 lockdown has meant that friends and colleagues of departed officers have not had the opportunity to formally mark their passing nor pay respect for their service and friendship. 

Those departed officers should not be allowed simply to fade away without recognition.

 All five branches of NARPO have agreed that there will be a service of remembrance and the discussion of logistics and location will be had with the other branches as and when the restrictions ease. Bob Watson (Northumbria Branch Secretary), whose proposal generated this consensus for  future recognition, will circulate those persons on his notifications list as and when further information is to hand and an update will be posted here too. At the moment this 'arrangement' will at least let relatives know that we are thinking of their loved ones and they will not be just forgotten.

Obituaries - Northumbria NARPO circulations 

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.

NARPO Centenary Celebrations

Northumbria Branch Officials and accompanying parties at the NARPO Centennial Event held at the Tower of London, and elsewhere - pictures available  please visit your branch page here

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.

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