NARPO – The voice of retired police officers
NARPO – The voice of retired police officers

Welcome to NARPO Gateshead

About Gateshead Branch

Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear and lies on the southern bank of the River Tyne opposite Newcastle upon Tyne. The town dates back to Roman times, but its history is deep rooted in both the coal and iron industries throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.

In recent years, the town has become increasingly well known for several examples of iconic architecture such as the Sage Gateshead, the Angel of the North, and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

Gateshead Branch was originally formed as part of the Gateshead County Borough Police which amalgamated with Durham County in 1968 and then Northumbria Police in 1974.

Photo: Gateshead Police Federation Representatives 1968

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Gateshead NARPO Branch Members

Further Key Information

The Branch is one of five Northumbria Police branches. Gateshead covers the areas known as Gateshead incorporating Felling, Birtley, Whickham and Blaydon. Our members are formed from colleagues having resided and served these areas. Prospective members – Remember to scroll to ‘Gateshead Branch’ before submitting application form.

Our objectives are to remain closely linked to all Northumbria Branches.

Contact Us

Key Contact:

Branch Secretary: George MARSHALL email:

Mobile: 07957 408 337

Other Contacts:

Branch Chairman: Ron BRIGHT email:
Branch Treasurer: Ian PUNTON email:


The Branch holds their meetings at Gateshead Rugby Football Club, Eastwood Gardens, Gateshead,
NE9 5UB. All meetings commence at 19.30.