Durham Cathedral

As well as the historic City of Durham, this policing area covers 26 small villages, most of them former colliery settlements. The total population for the Durham district is about 90,200 people, with the university adding an extra 12,000 people during term time.

The district has been traditionally split into three main areas: Durham City, Sherburn/Bowburn and Meadowfield/Famwellgate, each covered by a neighbourhood beat team.


We are improving the way we engage with you via PACT (police and communities together). It may mean some poorly attended PACT meetings are cancelled, but alternative ways to engage will be introduced instead. It could see your neighbourhood PC or PSCO visiting places like the local library, baby groups, post office, sports classes or even the pub to hear your views.  Visit your neighbourhood policing team website page or Facebook and Twitter feeds for the latest details.

Local Events & PACT Meetings

Crime Mapper

Andrea Arthur

My name is Andrea Arthur, Neighbourhood Inspector for Durham. My aim is to make Durham a safer place to live, work and visit. To achieve this, I believe it is important to work as a team, not only within our own organisation but with partners and the community, themselves. We will look to improve confidence and provide reassurance, by listening to the public and address problems together, as 'together we will make a difference'.

Your Local Station

Please note that although this station is operational on a 24hr basis; front counter opening times are as below:

Main Station
Durham City Police Station,
New Elvet,

Area Contact
Telephone: 101
Email: durham@durham.pnn.police.uk

Opening Times
8am to 6pm - Monday to Friday. 10am to 4pm - Saturday and Sunday.

Outside these hours an intercom system and CCTV facility is available to link callers to the Communications Centre.