New campus cop for Sunderland University

The new on campus police officer PC Graeme Jenkinson on patrol at Sunderland Univeristy.
The new on campus police officer PC Graeme Jenkinson on patrol at Sunderland Univeristy.

The University of Sunderland has a new campus police officer.

PC Graeme Jenkinson is based at city campus, and he is available to give help and advice to students.

He has taken over the role from PC Gemma Calvert, who took care of Sunderland University students’ safety for about a year.

PC Jenkinson said: “I’m looking forward to this new post as a large part of the role is working as a traditional beat officer, a visible police presence, with the aim of becoming well known to the whole community.

“I’ll be on regular patrol around the campus and I’m here to give crime prevention advice and work closely with the university and other partner agencies to help students.

“I’ve some family members who are students and are living away from home for the first time, which I hope will help me to understand the sorts of problems students have, so I can offer suitable advice.”

He has 18 years service at Northumbria Police, most of it being spent in the Sunderland area, and worked in the Public Protection Unit managing offenders within the community and served as neighbourhood beat manager in the city centre.

Graeme Robinson, Head of Facilities at the University of Sunderland, said: “The University would like to welcome Graeme to the team. We look forward to him to continuing the great work and great value that the University’s partnership with Northumbria Police brings to Sunderland’s student community.”

PC Jenkinson is based at Unit 4 at the Tech Park and can be contacted by email at campus.police@sunderland.ac.uk, or telephone 0191 515 3999.

In an emergency always call 999.

Students can also get advice on the students’ Facebook page of Nothumbria Police, which can be found here.#####

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