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Counter Corruption Unit

Greater Manchester Police maintain a Counter-Corruption Unit (CCU) to protect the organisation and public against police officers and police staff who use or may use their position to commit crime or assist another to do so.

We also safeguard individual officers and staff through the identification of misleading or malicious intelligence

The unit receives intelligence from the public, other agencies and concerned colleagues in GMP, which is developed and assessed. If the Professional Standards Branch leadership agree that corrupt activity is probable rather than possible an investigation is commenced and the IPCC are notified.

Investigations are most often undertaken where there are reasonable grounds to suspect that a police officer or police staff member has shared information about people, incidents or operational activity with criminally active friends or acquaintances.

The CCU also investigate reports where the “inside information” or GMP systems and property are used by an officer or staff member for personal benefit such as theft or fraud.

Any criminal conduct by a police officer or police staff member, such as the use and supply of controlled drugs, makes them vulnerable to corruption. The CCU will address substantive intelligence through investigation or where appropriate a with cause drugs test.

National studies consistently show that corruption within UK policing is rare, but where it does take place corruption has a disproportionate impact on trust and confidence within our community.

If you are concerned about the criminal activities of a police officer or member of police staff you can provide information in confidence to 0161 856 4612 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

© Greater Manchester Police 2019