Quickly exit this site by pressing the Escape key Leave this site
This site is a beta, which means it's a work in progress and we'll be adding more to it over the next few weeks. Your feedback helps us make things better, so please let us know what you think.
Find out about our district commanders
Colette has served her entire career with Greater Manchester Police and has 25 years' experience in policing.
She has served predominantly in uniform roles in Local Policing during this time but did spend a four year stint working with the Specialist Operations Branch before taking up her most recent post as District Superintendent for Oldham two years ago.
Colette is a qualified Public Order Gold and Silver Commander, and has commanded a multitude of high profile events, including high risk football fixtures, protests and concerts - including the One Love concert in 2017.
Tony has 27 years' service; 21 of those spent within Criminal Investigation Departments.
In 2012 Tony was appointed Detective Superintendent in charge of the GMP Serious and Organised Crime Group and led all proactive syndicates.
In 2017 Tony became the head of the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit and in 2019 he returned to GMP as Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of serious crime.
Nicky has been with GMP for 17 years having started her career at Thames Valley Police in the 1990s.
She joined GMP as a detective sergeant and then detective inspector on the City of Manchester division.
With public protection and keeping people safe being Nicky's driving force as an officer, she worked as force lead for domestic abuse, before climbing the ranks and becoming the Economic Crime and Cyber Unit Superintendent. She recently served as Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for Serious Crime and Public Protection.
John started his career with Staffordshire Police in the late 1990's before transferring to Merseyside Police in 2001.
He has largely served in detective roles throughout his career and worked in a variety of roles, including as a detective in Liverpool City Centre and with the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit.
In recent years John has been Head of Merseyside's Major Crime Unit before taking up his most recent position as Head of Scientific Support. For the last ten years he has been an active member of Merseyside's Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Team and is passionate about helping people when they are most in need.
Information to follow.
Steph joined Greater Manchester Police in July 1999 and has 23 years’ experience in Policing.
Steph started her career at Bolton and has spent a significant amount of her career as a Detective in Public Protection working in different roles across the Force, most notably at Nexus House and the City of Manchester before returning to Bolton in 2019. She possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge and was the uniformed Superintendent for Bolton for over two years before becoming T/Chief Superintendent in June 2022.
Steph is an accredited Public Order Silver Commander and has commanded a multitude of high profile events, including high risk football
Chris joined Greater Manchester Police in 1994 and has served with the force throughout his career in variety of roles.
He started his policing career working in Manchester and was based at Collyhurst Police Station; later working in the plain clothes unit at the station before joining the force drug unit.
Chris' next move was to the Bury district where he was an acting response sergeant before taking up roles in Rochdale, Operation Communications Branch and Specialist Operations. He has a range of qualifications for operational policing and regularly oversees large-scale public order operations.
Chris joined West Yorkshire Police in 1997 and brings a wealth of experience with him in his move to Greater Manchester Police.
Starting his career at Odsal, Chris spread his wings with postings across West Yorkshire; including Neighbourhood Policing, Patrol, Operational Planning, Public Order Training and Firearms Command. He has also worked in national policing functions such as Counter Terrorism Policing and as a Tactical Advisor for the policing operation for the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Chris' most recent positions at WYP have seen him serve as Superintendent of Operations for the Leeds District and Head of Contact.
Emily returns to Greater Manchester Police following a secondment as Head of the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit and brings with her a wealth of experience.
She has spent a significant portion of her career in a variety of detective roles; including as a detective chief inspector in the Professional Standards Branch and as a detective superintendent with responsibility for GMP's Serious and Organised Crime Group.
Emily is passionate about supporting victims of crime and during her career she has done much work to improve their experience of the criminal justice system. This includes leading the training programme for magistrates, judges, prosecutors and media representatives ahead of the establishment of the first domestic violence court in Greater Manchester.
The Tameside Division is overseen by Phil Davies who in 2022 has 25 years’ service, having delivered in a variety of operational and strategic roles in 3 Forces.
The majority of his early career involved District CID roles, prior to secondments in Counter-Terrorism and Major Investigation teams.
On transfer to GMP in 2010 as Superintendent, following a period as HQ Performance lead, Phil was deployed as the Airport Commander, and Bolton and Trafford district leadership roles.
Find out more about our non-district commanders
Sarah is the Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North West (CTPNW) and has been in this role since December 2022. She has 22 years’ service in policing and has previously spent 4 years working in the UK CT network mainly within the intelligence arena and the last 3 years back in her home force of Merseyside working in fields such as covert authorities and reducing reoffending. Her current role at CTPNW involves responsibility for managing the threat and risk from terrorism on behalf of the 5 territorial police forces of Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria and Cheshire whilst also providing support to the Isle of Man.
Mark joined Greater Manchester Police in 1999 and spent the first years of his career working on the City of Manchester; based at Longsight and Greenheys police stations.
Following a two-year stint with Humberside Police from 2002 to 2004, he returned to GMP and worked in a wide range of roles including event planning, performance management and neighbourhood policing.
Mark has a wealth of experience in Specialist Operations and is a qualified firearms, CBRN and public order commander. His more recent roles have seen him work as Superintendent for Central Manchester and a secondment to Counter Terrorism Policing HQ.
Michaela brings 25 years policing experience to Greater Manchester Police and joins us following a secondment from West Midlands Police to National Counter Terrorism Policing.
The majority of her career has been spent in investigation roles, including as a PIP 3 and PIP 4 Senior Investigating Officer within the Major Crime, Child Abuse, Domestic Abuse and Kidnap and Extortion portfolios. Her five year secondment with CTP has seen her lead the Counter Terrorism Firearms Threat Centre and the National Prison Intelligence Network.
Michaela has extensive experience in safeguarding, including being instrumental in introducing Multi Agency Safeguarding Hubs into the Walsall and Wolverhampton Local Authority areas.
Rick joined Greater Manchester Police in 1995 and has spent the majority of his career as a detective.
He possesses a wealth of experience and has worked in investigative roles within the Serious Crime Division and on districts, as well as the uniformed superintendent for Bury and Bolton respectively. Rick has also spent time seconded to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services and the Home Office.
His most recent position has seen Rick take up the role acting Chief Superintendent for Performance and Oversight, as well as the force's lead for hate crime.
Chris Gibson joins Greater Manchester Police following almost 28 years' service with Merseyside Police.
His time with Merseyside Police has seen him take on a range of roles; including as district commander for multiple areas, Head of Training Delivery, Chief Inspector Force Operations, and Chief Superintendent within HR People Services.
Chris is passionate about preventative policing and problem solving, and was awarded a Master's Degree from Cambridge University in Applied Criminology and Police Management. For the last 18 months he has been the Force Contact Centre Commander for Merseyside Police.
Emma started with Greater Manchester Police in 1994 and has almost 27 years' experience in policing.
She has worked in a variety of neighbourhood policing roles in districts across Greater Manchester which culminated with her appointment as District Superintendent for Stockport.
Emma is a qualified tactical firearms commander, although since 2019, Emma has been on secondment with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services; returning to GMP for a short period in 2020 to work with the Health & Safety team during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Danny joined Greater Manchester Police in 2001 and has served with the force throughout his policing career.
He started his career at Grey Mare Lane, covering the North Manchester area and has worked in a variety of detective and uniformed policing roles at different ranks; including economic and cyber crime.
Upon promotion to superintendent, Danny was based on the Oldham District before he moved back to a detective role as Head of GMP's Serious and Organised Crime Group.
Find out more about our branch commanders
Steph joined Greater Manchester Police in 2008, starting her policing career in the Information Services Branch. She has worked in a variety of roles across Information Technology and Information Management and was appointed as Head of Information Management Branch in 2022.
Prior to working for Greater Manchester Police, Steph worked in the education sector and is a qualified Data Protection Practitioner.
Steph is passionate about the value of information across policing and beyond, and is a strong advocate for upholding individuals information rights.
Jo qualified as a solicitor in 2004; joining GMP in 2006 initially as a Solicitor in the Operational Policing team. She moved to the Civil Litigation Unit in 2010 as a Senior Solicitor handling a range of claims presented against the Force.
She then left GMP in 2012 to move to Hill Dickinson LLP as a Senior Associate, before joining Lancashire Police as Head of Legal Services in May 2017. Jo re-joined GMP in April 2022 as Branch Head.
Jo has advised and represented a diverse range of clients during her career and has handled several high profile and stated cases for both GMP and Lancashire Police.
Sharon has over 20 years service with GMP. She joined GMP in 2002 from the Manchester Airport Group where she previously held a senior managerial role.
As the Branch Head in charge of Business Support Services, she has responsibility for Fleet, Logistics and Uniform; Estates, Facilities Management, Design and Print and the Admin Hub; and, Procurement together with Account Payable and Receivable.