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Greater Manchester Police have developed two iPhone and Android apps.


GMP's iPhone app was launched in January 2013 and was the first UK police force to have geo-location features. A new version was released in April 2015, allowing users to receive push notifications tailored to their preferences.
GMP's Android app was launched in August 2013 and was the first Android app launched by a UK police force. A new version is in development.
Both the iPhone and Android apps help give you quick access to policing services in your location.

New iPhone app features

  • Updated for use with iPhone 5 and 6 models.
  • Users can receive push notifications, alerting them to major incidents or urgent appeals. The user will have the option to set their push notification preferences so that they can limit their alerts to cover certain divisions.
  • A campaigns section where people can keep up to date with the latest campaigns and a refuge & support section which provides a list of local support centre addresses and contact details.
  • Improvements have been made to the existing ‘Around You’ map feature so now the user can filter what kind of nearby event or appeals they want to appear on the map.

The app also provides access to information about the nearest police station and neighbourhood policing teams, contact details and meetings. The easy to use intelligence submission section allows people to report non-urgent intelligence information.

The iPhone and Android apps both use your location to help:

  • Find your closest police station, its opening hours and contact details
  • Find your closest neighbourhood policing team, local officers and policing priorities
  • See what's happening around you, including wanted appeals, missing people and local people 
  • Quickly access news and appeals from the GMP website
  • Access all GMP social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr

Note: 'Around you' map data indicates the general area in which an incident has taken place, not an exact location.

Check out How to Use the GMP iPhone App by Greater Manchester Police on Snapguide.

The GMP Museum iPhone and Android app

Take a walk into Manchester's past with the official application for the Greater Manchester Police Museum. Our audio guide will help enrich your visiting experience to the Museum, a historic building in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter. The app features:

  • Audio guides to accompany your visit to the key galleries in the museum
  • Historic photographs of policing from the first bobbies on the beat
  • A guide to photographic opportunities - take your picture behind the original riot gates, in the dock or with police uniform through the ages and share it on social media through the app.
  • Information about how to find out about your ancestors with our Archive Service.

There are approxiamately 5,000 items in our collection, dating from the early 1800s to the present day, detailing a social history of Manchester as well as the police. There are Victorian cells, the original charge office and a reconstructed court room from the 1890s. Come and visit and slice of Manchester history.


If you would like to give us Feedback about either GMP app or the GMP Museum and Archives app, contact us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gmpolice or Facebook at www.facebook.com/GtrManchesterPolice. Both apps have been developed and will be maintained by the Digital Unit in Corporate Communications.

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