Centred on a hilltop between Chester-le-Street and Consett, Stanley is the second largest town in Derwentside.

This policing area covers the town centre of Stanley and the adjacent mining villages of East Stanley and South Stanley, which are now all referred to as one town, as well as a number of villages.

The area has a Local Strategic Partnership which focuses closely on crime and disorder issues and is underpinned by the Derwentside Community Safety Partnership.​


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

South Stanley PACT Meeting, Thursday 23rd March 2017

Event Date: 23/03/2017 19:00:00

The meetings will be attended by a representative from your neighbourhood policing team and will be specific to your area and individual neighbourhood priorities will be discussed. All members of the community are welcome.

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Tanfield PACT Drop In Surgery

Event Date: 29/03/2017 10:00:00

PCSO 7815 Sarah Fallows will be at Tanfield Lea Community Centre on Wednesdays between 10am and 11am to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. Please pop in and say hello. Everyone welcome.

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Annfield Plain, New Kyo and Catchgate Drop In Surgery

Event Date: 30/03/2017 14:00:00

Your local PCSO will be at Annfield Plain Community Centre on Thursdays (held fortnightly) between 2pm - 3pm to offer advice and address any concerns you may have. Tea and coffee available. Everyone welcome.

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Crime Mapper

Kelly Martin

My name is Kelly Martin and I am the Neighbourhood Inspector for the Stanley area. My aim is to work together with the community and partner organisations to make Stanley a safer, more secure and confident community. I am based at the main police station at Stanley where I manage the day-to-day policing of our neighbourhood.

Your Local Station

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

Main Station
Stanley Police Station,
Thorneyholme Terrace,
County Durham

Area Contact
Telephone: 101

Opening Times
10.30am to 4.30pm - Monday -Friday

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