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The extra resources are being delivered as part of the ongoing three-year programme to recruit additional officers in to roles across Greater Manchester Police, ultimately strengthening our fight against crime to keep our communities safe.
The officers will be based in Salford Quays and will be dedicated to serving those who live and work in the area by focusing on local crime and anti-social behaviour. They’ll be supported by officers from across the district as well as specialist colleagues from across the force and will work alongside partner agencies and members of the public.
Chief Superintendent Shaun Donnellan, of GMP’s Salford district, said: “As part of the force’s commitment to strengthen our dedicated neighbourhood policing teams, we are listening to our communities and partner agencies to ensure that their concerns are acted upon. This good news for Salford Quays is just one example of that.
“The population of Salford Quays is continuing to increase, as is the number of businesses moving to the area - attracting both people from across Greater Manchester as well as tourists. With an increase in footfall comes challenges but these extra resources ensure that the local policing team is well equipped to overcome them.
“This announcement should build the confidence of those who live and work in and around Salford Quays that we are committed to delivering an outstanding service. These officers are there for you and I’d encourage anyone with concerns about their communities to contact their neighbourhood policing teams either in person or online.
Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett “We have worked closely with GMP to look at the growth of Salford Quays and the need for a better resourced policing model.
“We’re really pleased that GMP has listened to our concerns in relation to the need for extra dedicated resources at Salford Quays. We look forward to a close community safety partnership in the area and improvements for everyone who lives, works and visits there.
“Salford Quays has become one of Europe’s most successful waterside regeneration schemes for Greater Manchester and we need the infrastructure for it to continue to thrive.
“The wider neighbourhood police team area which includes Ordsall and Pendleton and Charlestown will also benefit from the flexibility provided by additional officers for Salford Quays.”
Your neighbourhood policing team can be contacted via gmp.police.uk. In an emergency, always dial 999. Information about crime can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.