Assume nothing, believe no one, challenge everything; this is the role of a detective.
The role of a detective at GMP balances both rewards and challenges; where every challenge is an opportunity, and every success is a step toward justice, this career is one of most fulfilling roles for those wishing to progress into the world of criminal investigation.
Becoming a detective at GMP
If you're looking to become a detective at GMP, we want to hear from you.
Manchester is the UK’s second largest city, which often manages high volumes of serious and complex crime. To fulfil our duty to the people of Greater Manchester, detectives at GMP are subject to rigorous training to remain at the forefront of investigative techniques.
The detective training programme at GMP is considered one of the best in the UK. Courses are designed and delivered by credible detectives with decades of experience to ensure you become the best investigator you can be.
Benefits to becoming a detective
Being a detective is a dynamic professional journey which allows you to witness the tangible impact of your work, bringing closure to victims and making a positive difference in the community.
While managing the intricacies of work-life balance in a field where irregular hours are part of the job can be challenging, for those who thrive in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment, satisfaction and success awaits.
Aspiring detectives can design and develop their own career path; in a metropolitan force like GMP, the opportunities to specialise are endless.
Transfer from another force
Those who wish to transfer from other forces will benefit from an efficient process which offers end to end support. GMP welcomes both new detectives and specialists to join our dedicated detective community at GMP to unravel the most complex of cases which shape our city.
Watch our GMP detectives in action here on BBC iPlayer