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Welcome to the home of Northumbria NARPO on-line


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

New Book

A retired Sussex police officer, Tom Curry, whose origins are in Amble has written about his life growing up in the northeast of England and how his life changed when he moved to Sussex. For more information follow this link


Recognising departed friends and colleagues post lockdown

It is still intended to hold a joint commemorative service, incorporating all branches of NARPO within the Norpol area, to recognise our friends and colleagues who have departed during the Covid-19 pandemic but whose passing has not been acknowledged in the customary manner due to HMG restrictions.

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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