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Citizens' Contract

Working together to create a safer future – GMP’s Citizens’ Contract

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Citizens' Contract

Citizens' Contract

Greater Manchester Police is calling on communities to work together to create a safer Greater Manchester with the new Citizens’ Contract.




We spent 18 months listening to people across the city region as part of work to better understand and manage people’s expectations of policing.

We worked with people from across Greater Manchester, officers and staff to find out what really matters, what they can do better and what the public can do to help them, holding more than 40 events and getting 2,500+ responses to an online survey.

All of this helped us create the Citizens’ Contract.

The seven points detail how we will continue to be upfront and honest about our priorities and demands (and when we can and can’t go out to something) and how we will help to build strong communities and help people to keep themselves safe. It also asks the public to contact police in the right way, share information and intelligence with them and work together with their neighbours to create places to live that everyone can be proud of.

1. We will provide easy access to services in the most appropriate way
And we need you make the right contact to the right agency at the right time

2. We will share information with our partners to achieve better outcomes
And we need you to provide information to help tackle crime and make communities safer

3. We will use the resources we have responsibly
And we need you to understand and trust police decision making on use of resources

4. We will listen and help to build strong communities
And we need you to come together to actively keep communities safe

5. We will make crime prevention advice available for all
And we need you to protect yourself, your property, your family and communities

6. We will keep you informed and updated about policing
And we need you to give the police your views and have your say on community safety

7. We will provide opportunities to be part of policing to keep communities safe
And we need you to be part of your community and consider being a part of policing

Over the next few weeks we will be explaining each point in a bit more detail, giving you practical information about what it means for you and us. Click on each one for more info as we go along!

Together, we can create a safer Greater Manchester



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