GMP to welcome 98 new recruits

This week, 98 new officers will be officially welcomed by Greater Manchester Police.

Charity workers, graduates and multilingual speakers are just some of the backgrounds of new officers on Manchester’s streets.

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, said: “I am pleased to see the different experiences, backgrounds and cultures of our new officers. I am in no doubt that they will be a fantastic addition to team GMP and will help strengthen our links with local people right across Greater Manchester. The region is filled with an array of different cultures and communities which is why it’s so important that our recruits are reflective of this.”

Of the latest batch of recruits, 20 per cent already have previous experience of working for the Force as either police staff or as part of the Special Constabulary.

They will have to complete a two year probation period which also includes classroom based learning and one year on active patrol. During their training they will have the same of level of authority as regular officers, including the power of arrest.