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.
Shaun has worked for Greater Manchester Police since joining the police service and has spent most of his career working as a detective.
He has been the senior investigating officer across a number of high profile and complex murder investigations during this time before more recently serving as chief superintendent on multiple districts including Bolton, Wigan, Trafford, Stockport and Salford.
Shaun possesses a wealth of local policing knowledge and leadership skills, and was recently in post as Territorial Commander for Salford and Trafford before dedicating himself solely to Salford when the district became a stand-alone command area in March 2021.
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.
Paul has been the Chief Superintendent for the City of Manchester since 2019 and brings a wealth of policing experience with him.
After moving from a position as a superintendent based in Longsight in 2010, he worked in the Professional Standards Branch before beginning a secondment with Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS).
Paul returned to GMP from HMICFRS in November 2016 and took up a position on the Trafford District before being promoted to chief superintendent and assuming responsibility for local policing, criminal justice and custody.
Stuart joined Greater Manchester Police as a new recruit in Stockport in 1994 and has 27 years policing experience.
He subsequently worked in Wythenshawe before moving to Merseyside Police where he worked for 16 years in uniform and CID roles, as well as on the force's neighbourhood policing project. During his time in Merseyside he also worked in specialist public order roles and he is now a qualified Gold Public Order Commander and Strategic Firearms Commander.
Stuart returned to GMP in 2010 and held superintendent roles in Wigan and Manchester City Centre before promotion to chief superintendent saw him take on the role of Head of the Operational Communications Branch. He is currently the force lead for the Specials.
In recent years Stuart has been dedicated to neighbourhood policing and has most recently been Area Commander for Bolton & Wigan.
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.
Robert joined Greater Manchester Police 25 years ago and started his career at Longsight police Station.
Robert has served as a detective at every rank and worked in specialist units including the Xcalibre Gun and Gang Unit, Force Robbery Unit, and the Serious and Organised Crime Group. He is an accredited Kidnap and Extortion Senior Investigating Officer, and is currently working towards accreditation as a Tactical Firearms Commander.
He also has a wealth of uniformed experience and his most recent role has been as Force Crimes Standard Lead; leading the implementation of the Crime Recording and Resolution Unit, Crime Investigating Teams and Victim Services improvement work.
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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.