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Volunteering at this force

GMP serves all communities across Greater Manchester.  Every year they handle around 2.5 million calls from an area of around 500 square miles from Stockport in the South to Bury, Rochdale and Oldham in the North and East.

Through the Citizens in Policing programme they provide opportunities for members of the public to become Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers, Volunteer Police Cadet Team Leaders, or Police Cadets. By bringing their enthusiasm and skills, they support Greater Manchester Police in making communities safe, as well as helping them to improve links with the community.

They want to be reflective of the communities they serve, and so work hard to recruit a diverse workforce of officers, staff and volunteers. To help achieve this they have an inclusive recruitment policy that welcomes people from all backgrounds.  They are particularly keen to find volunteers with language skills that will help improve communication with the local community.
By bringing together the energies of local communities to volunteer with the Force, they help reduce demand, improve the services they deliver, keep people safe, and increase trust and confidence in the police service. GMP offers a variety of voluntary opportunities across a range of roles within their Citizens in Policing Programme and the focus is on engaging and involving the community in support of policing, working together to find solutions.


All volunteer opportunities can be found at:


Police Cadet
Police Support Volunteer
Special Constable

Police Support Volunteers, Special Constables and Cadets from Greater Manchester Police worked together to promote the use of the ‘Tidy Oldham’ smart phone app. The app allowed them to take photos of safety concerns they identified out in the community, which were then sent directly to Oldham Council, who resolved the issue.

Tidy Oldham smartphone app – Greater Manchester Police

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