My name is Inspector Dave Swift and I am now heading up the Neighborhood Policing Team.
I have been an officer with GMP for 24 years, having previously served mainly in the criminal investigation department
Oldham is a diverse and vibrant part of Greater Manchester with a rich cultural and historical heritage .
The move is part of a new borough-wide focus on neighborhood policing with a dedicated inspector leading each team. What this means for the public is that every day your area will be policed by staff with geographic responsibility and therefore ownership. They will get to know their communities, and the communities will get to know them. They will not only be involved in responding to daily business but will also be actively engaged in developing solutions to longer term issues.
We will continue working hard to tackle crime and antisocial behavior and we will work together with other agencies and our partners to secure your trust and confidence. We will encourage the public to tell us their views on how well we are doing and to identify what is important to them.
I welcome you to come along to the surgery for your local area which is listed on the website with any issues you may want to discuss, or you can stop and chat to one of the team when we’re out on patrol in your community.
If you have any comments or concerns about your area please do not hesitate to use the contact pages on this website to let us know.
To make our communities safer we need your support, if you have any information about criminality, antisocial behaviour or any vulnerability ring:
Non-Emergency ring 101
EMERGENCY ring 999
Anonymously - Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Tell us in person when we are out on patrol.