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TOM Element Five: Information and Technology
Social Media
Twitter: Choose Yes to create a tweet that will link to the story.
Tweet Image: Choose No for no image to be tweeted OR Choose Article if there is a picture in the article (in the Content Tab body), the one closest to the top of the article will feature underneath the tweet so this can be reflected in how you write the tweet OR choose Statement to input text and/or an image (for a tribute) OR choose Template to select an image from the image picker (statement or template images will be used regardless of there being an image in the article or not). If you have a missing/wanted person, please put their name and age in the tweet. You will have 170 characters for your tweet with an image. You will have 200 characters for a text-only tweet. The default is 200 characters.
Flickr: For an album use the number at the end of the link only in the field.
YouTube: Choose Yes. Copy the at the end of the YouTube link (after the final slash). Eg: HGdRhjvORBk and click the small Refresh icon (with three arrows). You will then be able to preview the YouTube video.

    Template Size

  • Small
  • Add Image

  • Select To Change

  • None
  • Change Selected

  • Other

  • Update

Use the sets code from the url i.e. https://www.flickr.com/photos/gmpolice1/sets/72157645404898108/ therefore 72157645404898108 would be used

Information Technology

We are prioritising the introduction of new technology so that we can make the best use of the information that is available. Data and information is important to make the right decisions and to improve the service. We are all used to doing business and shopping online and policing needs to catch up with these developments.

 Frontline officers and staff are now using smartphones and tablets across Greater Manchester. Thousands of transactions are now being done on the new technology away from police stations. It means officers can stay out in communities and still get the paperwork done.

Body worn video has also been introduced across Greater Manchester and this means we have better evidence available to help when dealing with incidents, arrests and prosecutions.

 We are also looking to develop technology that will improve the service people can access and this will mean a new look website to be revealed in 2017.


You can provide us with any feedback about the changes or on the future of policing by emailing Gmp.future@gmp.police.uk

If you have any questions send them in and we will update them and share through these pages.