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Encyclopedia > Greater Manchester Police
Greater Manchester Police

Greater Manchester Police area
Area Greater Manchester
Size 492 square miles[1]
Population 2.5 million
Formed 1974
HQ Chester House, Manchester
Budget {{{budget}}}
Officers 8,167
Divisions 12
Stations 62
Chief Constable Michael J. Todd
Website http://www.gmp.police.uk

Greater Manchester Police ("GMP") is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, in North West England. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2165x2670, 87 KB) Summary Map showing police area. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Michael J. Todd QPM (born 1957), has been Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police since 2002, having previously served as an Assistant Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police. ... Image File history File links GMPCrest. ... The modern concept of Small Office and Home Office or SoHo , or Small or Home Office deals with the category of business which can be from 1 to 10 workers. ... The six metropolitan counties shown within England The metropolitan counties are a type of county-level subnational entity in current use in England. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... North West England is one of the nine regions of England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total...

The Force headquarters is at Chester House in Manchester. The Force was formed in 1974 after leaving the Lancashire Constabulary and amalgamating with Manchester and Salford Police and certain areas of Lancashire and Cheshire counties. This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Lancashire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the ceremonial county of Lancashire in the North West England. ... Manchester and Salford Police was a short-lived police force in England from June 1, 1968 to April 1, 1974. ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a county in North West England. ...

GMP employs 8,167 Police Officers, 380 volunteer Special Constables, 3,769 members of support staff and 270 community support officers[2] (soon to be 1,000 community support officers). It is (narrowly) the third largest force in terms of organisation size in England and Wales after the West Midlands Police and the Metropolitan Police in London. The Special Constabulary is the part-time volunteer section of a statutory police force in the United Kingdom or some Crown dependencies. ... A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) is a uniformed civilian working with the police in England and Wales. ... The West Midlands county The West Midlands Police is the police force covering the West Midlands county in England. ... The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is the name currently used by the territorial police force which is responsible for Greater London other than the City of London (the responsibility of the City of London Police). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

The Force is currently headed by the Chief Constable, Michael J. Todd, and each division is headed by a Chief Superintendent who is known as the divisional commander. Chief Constable is the title given to the commanding officer of every territorial police force in the United Kingdom except the two responsible for Greater London. ... Michael J. Todd QPM (born 1957), has been Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police since 2002, having previously served as an Assistant Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police. ... Chief Superintendent (Ch Supt/CSP; colloquially Chief Super) is a senior rank in the Police Forces. ...

Under proposals made by the Home Secretary on February 6, 2006, which proposed the mergers of many other forces, Greater Manchester would stay as a standalone strategic police force.[3] The Secretary of State for the Home Department, commonly known as the Home Secretary, is the minister in charge of the United Kingdom Home Office and is responsible for internal affairs in England and Wales, and for immigration and citizenship for the whole United Kingdom (including Scotland and Northern Ireland). ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Force also has its own newspaper and is distributed to thousands of officers, making "The Brief" one of the largest in circulation. Each 20 page issue has a mix of news about police initiatives, policies and crime successes, in-depth articles on specialist units, social and sports news, as well as regular features. The slogan for Greater Manchester Police is: Fighting Crime, Protecting People.


Uniform and equipment

For more details on this topic, see Uniforms and equipment of the British police.

Uniformed officers when on duty carry a handheld encrypted Police radio (made by Sepura) which makes use of TETRA technology, on their duty belt they carry: an expandable baton which has recently been switched from the Monadnock PR-24 Baton to the now Monadnock Autolock Baton, CS spray, hiatt speedcuff rigid handcuffs,[4] a first aid pouch (containing: Medical gloves, CPR mask and Antiseptic wipes) and are required to wear a stab/ballistic proof vest whilst on operational duties. // Although there are minor variations in the styling, pattern and insignia, the police forces of Great Britain, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar all wear very similar uniforms. ... This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Genera More than 150[1] Look up tetra in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The duty belt of a British police officer, with Hiatts Speedcuffs, handcuff keys and CS spray visible A police duty belt (known in the United States as gun belts[1]) is a nylon or leather belt designed for police officers to carry equipment which enables them to conduct their duties... A club, cudgel, baton, truncheon, night stick, or bludgeon is among the simplest of all weapons. ... CS or 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile (also called o-Chlorobenzylidene Malononitrile)(chemical formula: C10H5ClN2) is a substance that is used as a riot control agent and is claimed to be non-lethal. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hiatts Speedcuffs in holster, as used by UK police A model wearing handcuffs, waist chain, and thumbcuffs Old handcuffs Handcuffs are restraints designed to secure an individuals wrists close together. ... First aid kit of the French Army A first aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment for use in giving first aid, particularly in a medical emergency. ... A blue nitrile medical glove. ... A CPR-mask, with carrying case A CPR mask is a device used to deliver rescue breaths during a cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest safely. ... An antiseptic solution of iodine applied to a cut Antiseptics (Greek αντί, against, and σηπτικός, putrefactive) are antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Divisions & Departments

Greater Manchester Police is split into a number of geographical divisions, each corresponding to a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester (except for Manchester itself which has 3 divisions), which provide local patrols and investigate crime: A metropolitan borough (or metropolitan district) is a type of local government district in England, covering urban areas within metropolitan counties. ...

This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... The City of Salford is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... Tameside is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in north west England. ... The Metropolitan Borough of Stockport is a Metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in north west England. ... The Metropolitan borough of Bolton is a metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. ... The Metropolitan Borough of Wigan is a Metropolitan Borough of Greater Manchester, in the North West of England. ... The Metropolitan Borough of Trafford is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... The Metropolitan borough of Bury is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in the northwest of England. ... The Metropolitan borough of Rochdale is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in North West England. ... This article relates to the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham. ...

City Centre Policing

GMP has rolled out a Neighbourhood Policing Structure in Manchester City Centre. The City Centre area (also known as A1) now consists of;

Canal Street, Manchester Canal Street Canal Street looks across the Rochdale Canal into Sackville Park in the city centre of Manchester. ... Castlefield Castlefield in Manchester, UK was a site where the Roman Empire established a fort. ... This article discusses Chinatowns in Europe. ... Fountains in Piccadilly Gardens looking towards Market Street Piccadilly Gardens is a green space in Manchester City Centre situated at one end of Market Street (a busy shopping area) and on the edge of the Northern Quarter. ... The Northern Quarter is an area in the city centre of Manchester, UK, generally marked out between Piccadilly, Victoria and Ancoats, and centred around Oldham Street, just off Piccadilly Gardens. ... Market Street in Manchester Market Street is one of the two principal retail streets in Manchester, England (the other is Deansgate). ...

Private Finance Initiatives

GMP in partnership with project investors Equion Facilities Management (a division of John Laing plc) has recently been given 17 brand new facilities to act as Police Stations across the Greater Manchester area. In light of these changes, certain Police Stations have been replaced by their newer counter-parts.

Other Departments

In addition, the S, V and X departments provide specialist support force-wide, e.g. the air support unit (call sign "India 99") flying a McDonnell Douglas MD902 Explorer helicopter, which is of NOTAR design (NOTAR stands for NO TAil Rotor (capitals in previous are deliberate)) (based at Barton Aerodrome), and a Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander fixed-wing aircraft (call sign "India 66", presently based at Manchester Airport but will be relocated to Barton if and when a hard runway is constructed there), traffic and motorway patrol units, firearms units, police dogs, communications services, as well units specialising in serious crime and major incidents. GMP is also responsible for policing Manchester Airport. Located in Greater Manchester, UK. Barton Aerodrome was the Worlds first municipal airport, opening in 1929. ... The Britten-Norman Islander (also known as the BN-2) is a light utility aircraft manufactured by Britten-Norman of the United Kingdom. ... Hertfordshire Constabulary RPU Vauxhall Monterey The Road Policing Unit (RPU) is the modern term for the traffic department of British police forces. ... For the United States airport, see Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. ...

During the 1990s, GMP had one of the worst rates of car crime in the UK. A specialist unit was setup in the mid 90s and has operated ever since, going by the call sign "sierra" or T.A.S.U, (Tactical Vehicle Crime Unit) they operate high performance pursuit vehicles that can keep up to most of today's cars on the road. Car crime has halved since the early 90's partly due to this unit. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

The force also has an Anti-Terrorism Unit, which sits in Special Branch and has carried out several operations since being formed in April 2005.

Tactical Firearms Unit

Officers, as in the rest of the United Kingdom, are not routinely armed, although the force does have a specialised department of armed response teams (known as the Tactical Firearms Unit), who drive vehicles called Armed Response Vehicles (ARV) whose officers carry MP5 sub-machine guns, Glock handguns, and TASER electronic incapacitation devices. Armed Response Vehicles (ARVs) are the British polices solution to combating armed criminal activity. ... The MP5 is a submachine gun, developed by German weapons designer Heckler und Koch (HK) in the 1960s. ... Glock is an Austrian weapons manufacturer (named after the founder Gaston Glock) founded in 1963 in Deutsch-Wagram, near Vienna, Austria. ... Summary An electroshock gun or stun gun, is a weapon used for subduing a person by administering an electric shock. ...

The M-E-N Arena Effect; & the commercial benefits of being the crime capital of Europe

The actual fact answer for the gun crime in the city; is simple; firstly, switch off, all G-3 mobile phone signals; & mobile internet providers; within Europe. The G-3; Smart Mob, would die within the then defunct confines of mobile cyber-space. World map showing the location of Europe. ... The G-3 is a free trade agreement between Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela that came into effect on January 1, 1995, creating an extended market of 149 million consumers with a combined GDP of US$486. ... A smart mob is a form of self-structuring social organization through technology-mediated, intelligent emergent behavior. The concept was introduced by Howard Rheingold in his book Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution. ...

This would then take care of the public-mob's ability to be there; within seconds, so to speak; as a form of social intimidation against, anyone, not so inclined to the hacker communities; dreamworld concepts.

Without their ability to intimidate; they do not dominate; & policing of Europe in general, can begin again, in earnest. World map showing the location of Europe. ...

In short from May 2000 on; Manchester UK, has been ground zero for the Nazi masses revival; world wide, aside from, Russia, USA, Israel; & Egypt; where the governments have had masses taunts of National Socialism, leveled at them, for retaining control over regionalistic madmen like Peter Winterbottom of the "Moss-Side & Hulme; Development Trust". This is a man; that along with several high ranking Norweb individuals; during masses attack on Edward Heath [Circa 1970-74]; & his government, attempted to make it impossible to govern the country; by holding it to ransom. When this all fell apart; & Harold Wilson was voted back in for his 1974-76 swan-song; they were happy for a time; having a blank cheque, to act; & do, as they please. [Mass Lawlessness] Then; there was the Conservative Party; in power; 1979-1997; & their; need to behave like children, was severly curtailed. However; Peter Winterbottom; & his Nazi masses friends had an ace up their sleeve; his son, Simon Winterbottom {1970-Ongoing}; & highly trusted Left Wing academics from the Victoria University. The plan was simple; build in open society, a facility for open lawlessnes, via the masses control of all regions of Europe; therefore rendering National Government; a mute point. This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... The term National socialism has been used in self-description by a number of unrelated political movements. ... Norweb PLC is the name of the company originally known as the North West Electricity Board. ... Sir Edward Richard George Heath, KG, OBE (9 July 1916 – 17 July 2005) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975. ... James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was one of the most prominent British politicians of the 20th century. ... Conservative Party may refer to: Conservative Party of Canada (since 2003) Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (1942-2003) Conservative Party of Canada (historical) (until 1942) Conservative Party (Chile) (historical) Colombian Conservative Party Conservative Peoples Party (Denmark) New Zealand Conservative Party (defunct) Conservative Party of Nicaragua Norwegian Conservative Party (H... Peter Winterbottom (born 31 May 1960) is a former England rugby union captain. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms that refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially but not exclusively in the American sense of the word... Victoria University may refer to: Victoria University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh (see www. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... National governments or national unity governments are broad coalition governments consisting of all parties (or all major parties) in the legislature and are often formed during times of war or national emergency. ...

See also

A Police Constable of West Yorkshire Police on patrol The United Kingdom (UK) does not have one single police service serving the general public; with the exception of various special police forces and of Northern Ireland (which has one unified force, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)), police forces... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is the county-wide emergency fire & rescue service for the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, England. ... Life on Mars is a BAFTA- and International Emmy award-winning British television drama series, which was first shown on BBC One in January and February 2006. ...

External links

  • Greater Manchester Police
  • Greater Manchester Police Authority
  • Greater Manchester Police Federation
  • New Heywood Police Station is on its Way
  • Police & criminal justice
  • Equion Facilities Management overview


  1. ^ About GMP FAQs (2006). Retrieved on 2007-04-05.
  2. ^ About GMP FAQs (2006). Retrieved on 2007-04-05.
  3. ^ Police mergers outlined by Clarke (2006). Retrieved on 2007-04-05.
  4. ^ A History of Greater Manchester Police (PDF). Retrieved on 2007-06-05.

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