Why not add to your skills and become a VIP escort driver? or maybe an advanced motorcyclist, pursuit Tac Advisor, family liaison officer or even a Roads Policing Lead Investigator - all within our roads policing unit.
The unit within GMP sits within the Safer Transport Teams and does more than just traditional roads policing. Our officers are responsible for the policing of one of the most diverse road networks in the UK, which has an area covering 492 Square miles and a population of approximately 2.7 million people.
GMP has one of the busiest motorway networks in Europe, which includes the M62 Trans-Pennine motorway; the M60 Ring Road, M66, M61, M602, M56, M67 and A627(M). Our road section goes far beyond the motorways and includes not only the busy inner-city parts of Manchester, but some of the most rural and secluded parts of Saddleworth moor.
The unit becomes involved in a multitude of operations, where Roads Policing officers are often required with their specialist skills to assist. With 2 key Premier League football teams, numerous venues for large public events, music concerts, major sports tournaments and the fact, as a major city, Manchester is often the place for large demonstrations, Roads Policing in GMP brings additional, exciting and rewarding opportunities.
The work is both rewarding and challenging, which provides Roads Policing officers with an interesting and varied career, with opportunities to develop your experience and current skills or to enhance your career and develop beyond the traditional patrol and enforcement.
Responsible for the safe movement of members of the Royal family, senior government ministers, other VIPs and high-risk prisoners.
Officers dedicated to targeting some of our High Risk Drivers, Motorcycle crime, HGV offences specialising in an abundance of other key skills.
Investigate all fatal and seriously injured collisions, allowing our roads policing staff to be free for more proactive work.
Dedicated to online Dashcam submissions and targeting of high-risk drivers.
Ensuring unlicensed and uninsured vehicles do not go back on the road.
Dedicated to ensure we are able to support GMP, our communities and target the right people via the use of intelligence and technology.
Roads Policing Officers are part of a larger team of officers and currently operate from two strategically placed bases at Eccles Police Station in the West and Ashton Police Station in the East, to cover the GMP Force area
The Roads Policing Unit within GMP has previously run a fleet of BMW X5's, 530's and 330's.
Though significate investment, this year we are expanding and diversifying our fleet to include T8 hybrid Volvo's, VW Touareg's, Audi A4 and A6's, Skoda VRS's, Focus ST's and other specialist vehicles. We also have a fleet of BMW RT1200 motorcycles, BMW GS800 and off-road motorbikes. Our entire fleet is equipped with state of the art technology to enable our officers to deny criminals the use of the road using, ANPR and video recording equipment.
GMP are looking to build our current Roads Policing Portfolio for a better and brighter future and to better support our communities, by keeping them safe and denying the criminal the use of the road. For this, we need to recruit talented and keen officers who have a proven ability of outstanding work and achievements.
So why not join us and increase your own skills and experience while gaining additional job satisfaction.