The GMCA is made up of the ten Greater Manchester councils and the Mayor, who work with other local services, businesses, communities and other partners to improve the city-region. They give local people more control over issues that affect their area. It means the region speaks with one voice and can make a strong case for resources and investment. They produce high quality research and intelligence to form the evidence base underpinning policy and strategy for the city region. They undertake both overarching research and analysis to inform all Greater Manchester priorities, as well as research projects relating to the Combined Authority portfolio areas.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, now has responsibilities around the governance and budgets relating to Greater Manchester Police.
Baroness Beverley Hughes is Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime and Criminal Justice. She is responsible for making the police service accountable to local people and consulting with them on what their priorities are for community safety in Greater Manchester.
Further information on the GMCA and policing partnership is available on the following link detailing how we work together on such things as the Police and Crime Plan, Greater Manchester Joint Audit Panel, Victims’ services, Criminal Justice, Independent Custody Visitors, complaints, GMCA Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) panel, Greater Manchester councils and the Ethics Committee.
Guidance on www.gov.uk sets out the responsibilities of the police, probation trusts and prison service.
Crimestoppers is an independent crime-fighting charitable organisation in the UK. Crimestoppers operates the 0800 555 111 telephone number, allowing people to call anonymously to pass on information about crime. People can also give information anonymously via an Anonymous Online Form on the Crimestoppers website. Callers are not required to give their name or any personal information.
Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service
Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMC&TS) is responsible for the administration of criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England and Wales. They work with an independent judiciary to provide a fair, efficient and effective justice system.
Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) prosecutes criminal cases that have been investigated by the police and other investigative organisations in England and Wales. The CPS is independent, and makes decisions independently of the police and government. Their duty is to make sure that the right person is prosecuted for the right offence, and to bring offenders to justice wherever possible.
The Cabinet Office
The Cabinet Office is a ministerial department, supported by 22 agencies and public bodies including the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office.
The Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and ensures the effective running of government. It is also the corporate headquarters for government, in partnership with Her Majesty’s Treasury, and they take the lead in certain critical policy areas. They support the National Security Council and the Joint Intelligence Organisation, coordinating the government’s response to crises and managing the UK’s cyber security. Their priority is to strengthen and secure the UK at home and abroad.
Civil Service Fast Stream
The Fast Stream is an accelerated career path to leadership within the Civil Service with supported development. Their work impacts every aspect of society, working across the UK, contributing to professions as diverse as: Finance, Diplomacy, Health, Human Resources, Communications, Digital, Science and Technology.
Employer Supported Policing
Employer Supported Policing (ESP) is an innovative partnership between the police service, employers, their employees and the community, all working together to increase public safety and confidence in communities.
It involves employers supporting their employees to become Special Constables (volunteer police officers) or to support employees who are already Special Constables, by giving an employee paid time off in order to train and undertake some of their volunteer policing duties.
College of Policing
The College of Policing was established in 2012 as the professional body for everyone who works for the police service in England and Wales. The purpose of the College is to provide those working in policing with the skills and knowledge necessary to prevent crime, protect the public, and secure public trust.
GMP work with the NHS in a number of ways, including; rape, sexual assault, drugs, child sexual abuse and female genital mutilation.
Neighbourhood Watch Network
The Neighbourhood Watch Network (NWN) is the national umbrella organisation for Neighbourhood Watch, and as a charitable organisation is the largest voluntary movement in the UK.
The aim of the NWN is to “bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities where crime and ASB are less likely to happen”.
Neighbourhood Watch is about making sure that fewer people feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live.
The local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme for Greater Manchester is the Greater Manchester Neighbourhood Watch Association (GMNWA) which was officially formed in March 2017. The GMNWA operate at a ‘force level’ and has responsibility for maintaining the impetus of Neighbourhood Watch as a voluntary organisation, providing guidance and policies on how Neighbourhood Watch operates in Greater Manchester. The GMNWA decide any processes new schemes need to follow, and maintain a good working relationship with the police at a force level.
The Greater Manchester High Sheriff’s Police Trust
Promote a safer and increased quality of life through the prevention of crime and the protection of people and property from criminal acts;
Secure the advancement of education for the public benefit in all matters relating to alcohol, drug and other solvent abuse.
The Board of Trustees and the Operational GMP Lead are the key management personnel of the charity. They are in charge of directing and controlling GMHST as well as running and operating the charity on a day-to-day basis.
Service Level Agreements
Service Level Agreements exist in all cases where there is an agreement to share data.
The above list isn’t exhaustive, other examples of authorities that GMP have relationships with can be found in the table below: