GMP welcome 93 new police constables in latest attestation ceremony


Greater Manchester Police welcomed 93 Police Constables into its ranks in an attestation ceremony held at Sedgley Park on Tuesday (12 September 2023).

The new officers were sworn in by Assistant Chief Constable Sarah Jackson in front of Magistrate Stephen Paine JP, promising to uphold the key values and principles that GMP expects from all within the organisation.

The attestation ceremony is an important moment for all police officers as they embark on a career in policing.

The pledge made by every new officer underlines their commitment to serve GMP and the public with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality throughout their time in post.

Now that they have sworn an oath to the King, the new recruits have been granted their policing powers, including the power to arrest.

The force recently celebrated having more than 8,000 officers for the first time in 10 years, and the 93 PCs will soon be joining their new colleagues as fully-fledged officers in their response roles.

Assistant Chief Constable Sarah Jackson said: “Our new colleagues have the privileged position of serving the public and our communities will hugely benefit from the addition of the 93 new PCs.

“As response officers, they will be at the forefront of our mission to quickly and efficiently dealing with issues, rapidly deploying to tackle all manner of problems across the diverse towns, cities and villages of Greater Manchester.

“I wish them well as they begin their fantastic new careers in Greater Manchester Police.”

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