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Operation Oak

street lined with carsOperation Oak is a police-led initiative funded by Northumbria and Newcastle Universities. It is a dedicated resource which carries out high-visibility patrols in residential areas that are heavily populated by students, such as Jesmond, Heaton, Sandyford, Shieldfield and Ouseburn.

The operation is aimed at tackling student-related antisocial behaviour and/or disorder along with addressing any vulnerabilities or safeguarding concerns and offering crime prevention advice.

Operation Oak currently operates on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights from 22.00 – 04.00 hours.

How to report an incident

In the case of an Emergency you should always call 999.

If you feel there is a serious problem, please contact Northumbria Police by calling 101 or using the Northumbria Police online reporting tool. Any incidents which are reported via 101 or other Police reporting methods will be directed immediately to Operation Oak on nights when the patrol is in operation.

You can also advise the University of an incident by completing the 'Contact Form' on this page and we will investigate further.

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