The Citizens in Policing programme enables the Force to strengthen existing relationships with the communities of Greater Manchester, and seeks to provide opportunities for community involvement in policing.

Harnessing the energies of local communities to work together supports us in continuing to reduce demand, enhance service delivery, keep people safe, and increases trust and confidence in the police service.

Through the Citizens in Policing programme, and in line with our Citizens Contract, we will provide voluntary opportunities to members of public who have the enthusiasm and skills to support policing in making communities safe and help us to improve links with the community.

There are three strands to the Citizens in Policing programme:

  • Police Support Volunteers
  • Special Constables
  • Volunteer Police Cadets including Volunteer Police Cadet Team Leaders



Police Support Volunteers undertake roles to support and enhance the day-to-day work undertaken by police officers and staff. By offering their time and energy in this role they help address policing issues, enhance service delivery and strengthen links between policing and the community.

Some of the opportunities to volunteer include:

  • Offering support to victims of fraud and going out in the community to deliver crime prevention messages
  • Volunteering at the Police Museum
  • Volunteering as a Volunteer Police Cadet Team Leader
  • Providing administrative support to officers and staff - including filing, photocopying, typing, in putting data onto police systems.
  • Providing specialist skills, such as Languages, Cyber, Bike Safe

Opportunities are advertised via the GMP Police Recruitment Website