Greater Manchester Police

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Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester in North West England.

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Greater Manchester Police
Agency overview
Formed1 April, 1974
Preceding agency
Annual budget£524.1 million[2]
Legal personalityPolice force
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionGreater Manchester, England, UK
Map of Greater Manchester Police area
Size492 square miles (1,300 km2)
PopulationApprox. 2.7 million
Legal jurisdictionEngland & Wales
Constituting instrument
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed by
HeadquartersMonsall, Manchester
Constables7,650 (of which 350 are special constables)[3]
Police Community Support Officers600[2]
Mayor responsible
Agency executive
Command Areas6
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As of March 2020, Greater Manchester Police employed 6,866 police officers, 3,524 members of police staff, and 560 police community support officers. Additionally, the force has 325 special constables.[4] GMP is headquartered at Central Park, Northampton Road, Newton Heath, Manchester.

In December 2020, GMP was placed into special measures by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), this was following the watchdog's report found that GMP did not record one in five crimes between July 2019 and June 2020. They estimated the force failed to log around 80,100 crimes, a high proportion of which were violent offences. Following the announcement, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins resigned from his post.[5]