We are calling on our communities to work with us to create a safer Greater Manchester with our Citizens’ Contract which we launched in November 2018.

With a 20 per cent reduction in officers, increased demand and changes in the complexity of crime, we have spent the last 18 months listening to people across the city region as part of work to better understand and manage people’s expectations of policing.

We have been working with people from across Greater Manchester, officers and staff to find out what really matters to them, what we can do better as a force and what the public can do to help us. After more than 40 events, 2,500+ responses to our online survey and lots of great conversations, we have created the Citizens’ Contract.

The seven points of the Citizens’ Contract detail how we will continue to be upfront and honest about our priorities and demands and how we will help to build strong communities and help people to stay safe. The Citizens’ Contract also asks the public to contact us in the right way, share information and intelligence with us and work together with their neighbours to create places to live that everyone can be proud of. 

The seven points of the Citizens’ Contract Full details about the Citizens’ Contract are as follows:

1. We will provide easy access to services in the most appropriate way

And we need you make the right contact to the right agency at the right time

2. We will share information with our partners to achieve better outcomes

And we need you to provide information to help tackle crime and make communities safer

3. We will use the resources we have responsibly

And we need you to understand and trust police decision making on use of resources

4. We will listen and help to build strong communities

And we need you to come together to actively keep communities safe

5. We will make crime prevention advice available for all

And we need you to protect yourself, your property, your family and communities

6. We will keep you informed and updated about policing

And we need you to give the police your views and have your say on community safety

7. We will provide opportunities to be part of policing to keep communities safe

And we need you to be part of your community and consider being a part of policing

Together we will create a safer Greater Manchester!