Chief Constable Stephen Watson, alongside the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Kate Green and Chief Superintendent Colette Rose has addressed inspectors about the force’s new neighbourhood policing model.
Chief Constable Stephen Watson addressing neighbourhood inspectors
Neighbourhood Inspectors are at the heart of the fight against neighbourhood crime in communities across Greater Manchester, each district has their very own team of Inspectors that lead neighbourhood Sergeants, Constables and PCSOs alongside a dedicated crime prevention and support hub to really gain a deeper understanding into the issues that are prevalent in their communities and implement innovative ways to solve them.
The communities of Greater Manchester are the focus of the new neighbourhood policing model, which is reflective of GMP taking a back-to-basics approach to traditional policing
An additional 264 warranted police officers are to be posted to neighbourhood teams across Greater Manchester, this means there will be a much greater focus on officers and partner agencies working together to fight crime and solve local problems that mean the most to those in communities across Greater Manchester – for example – burglary, speeding and drug dealing.
Communities in Greater Manchester will see a flurry of policing activity in their area as part of the neighbourhood launch week of action, this activity will continue and neighbourhood teams will work closely with partners and the public to fight crime in their local areas.
Chief Constable Stephen Watson said: “We listen, we act and we feedback to the public what we have done.
“Much of the crime seen in our communities is recurrent and therefore, to some extent, predictable and preventable.
“That is what our neighbourhood policing is all about, and it is essential that these resources are embedded in the very fabric of the communities we serve.”
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