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Programme Challenger is Greater Manchester’s partnership response to tackling serious and organised crime.
We work together to relentlessly pursue and disrupt serious and organised crime groups as well as reduce the risks to vulnerable people and stop them from becoming victims. This type of criminality includes county lines, exploitation of young children and vulnerable adults, modern slavery, immigration and economic crime and the use of firearms.
Our vision is to enable individuals and communities to be free from the harm caused by serious and organised crime. Using the four key partnership objectives we will:
How you can help
While we continue to identify and disrupt criminal networks and protect Greater Manchester from serious and organised crime we need support from the public – the people who really know their community.
We need you to be our eyes and our ears by looking out for suspicious behaviour, spotting the signs of criminal activity, of vulnerable children and adults being exploited and then reporting it to us.
Spotting the signs of cuckooing - a term used to describe the home of vulnerable adults being used as a base for dealing drugs:
Signs of child criminal exploitation:
There are several ways to report a crime:
Information can be reported anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, by contacting GMP via 101 or emailing the county lines team. In an emergency, or if you are in danger, always dial 999.
Further information and support
Find out more about Programme Challenger.