GMP’s New Neighbourhood Policing model comes to Wigan

GMP’s New Neighbourhood Policing model comes to Wigan

Greater Manchester Police have now launched a new Neighbourhood Policing Model. This will see an increase in the number of PCs across every district in Greater Manchester, helping improve the service offered to our communities.

With an additional 264 warranted police officers posted to neighbourhood teams across Greater Manchester, the new model amplifies focus on partnership working within communities to fight crime and solve local problems.

As part of the new launch, neighbourhood officers across Wigan have been out in the community conducting a number of warrants, closure orders, offender checks, traffic operations and community engagement activities tackling key issues across the district, including burglary, vehicle crime, anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and speeding.

Chief Superintendent Emily Higham and District Commander for GMP’s Wigan District said: “I’m really pleased to be here to talk about the launch for Neighbourhood Policing. Many of you from Wigan and Leigh will have given your opinions on what you want our neighbourhood policing teams to do and the chief constable has listened to that.

On Monday of this week (Monday 20 March 2023), we launched the neighbourhood policing model. Everybody now has dedicated police officers who will be patrolling your areas and doing proactive policing, predominantly focusing on things like burglary, vehicle crime, speeding, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.

These are all of the things that your said you wanted your police force to deal with, that is what we have been dealing with. I’m really happy because my police officers, my neighbourhood staff have been ring-fenced and been dealing with that type of work for over a year here in Wigan.

Now we have the official launch which is just brilliant for you as our community to be able to engage with our officers on a regular basis.”

Julie Middlehurst, Assistant Director for Infrastructure and Regulatory Services at Wigan Council said: “We are proud to work in partnership with Greater Manchester Police on initiatives that provide reassurance and enhance the feeling of safety in our towns.

“The increased visibility of neighbourhood police officers supports the Place and Community Safety Partnership Boards’ commitment to improving public safety across the borough.

“We’ve seen the success of this through our continued presence of safety marshals in town centres, licensed premises supporting safety initiatives such as Ask for Angela and Call It Out, as well as our recent Purple Flag status achievement.”

Chief Superintendent Emily Higham (Left) and councillors from Wigan Council with GMP officers (Right)


As part of the new Neighbourhood Policing Model, a new alert system has been launched which allows residents to sign up to for information regarding issues in their local area, on-going incidents as well as accessing a range of crime prevention advice too, 24 hours a day.

BeeInTheLoop is your direct line to your neighbourhood policing team and will keep you in the loop about what is happening on your street and in your local community.

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