Greater Manchester Police serves one of the most culturally diverse areas in the United Kingdom, and with our proud history of embracing diversity, we have people coming to live, work and study here from all over the world. Events held across Greater Manchester showcase our approach to welcoming and embracing difference and this has a national and international reach.

We have made some significant achievements since our last strategy was launched in 2014, for example due to greater community involvement and scrutiny the positive outcome rate for stop and search encounters has increased whilst the overall number of encounters has reduced and we have mental health professionals working with us in triaging and informing our response to calls for service.

In our new strategy for 2018-21 we have again set ourselves a number of stretching objectives, and rightly so, but our achievements over the past 4 years have provided a platform for us to build upon.