Sergeant Dennis Delve is living proof that a dream career is yours to seize at GMP.
With a love of cars and motorcycles growing up, he now gets to indulge his passions while getting paid for it.
He said: "I left college and went to work in the control room for the Highways Agency. We had police liaison teams come in regularly, and I went on attachment with GMP a number of times.
"I'd always wanted to become a police officer, so applied and was successful. As soon as I could after that, I applied to join the Roads Policing Unit (RPU).
"People think it might take them years and years to get to where they want to be, but I've been promoted to Sergeant in-situ and wouldn't want to have gone anywhere else."
Now with the force for 14 years - 11 of those with the Roads Policing Team - Sergeant Delve works in GMP RPU's new Co-Ordination Unit - receiving intelligence, footage and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera 'pings'.
He dispatches colleagues utilising GMP's new fleet of high-powered cars to tackle everything from dangerous drivers to organised criminals gangs transporting drugs across Manchester's vast road network.
For anyone with a love of cars or motorcycles, it's an ideal way to have a job that's also a passion.