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Join Greater Manchester Police today

Category: Recruitment

Join Greater Manchester Police today Greater Manchester Police is the second largest police force in England and Wales, with an establishment of around 12,000 Police Officers and staff. We serve a population of nearly 3 million people with one of the most diverse communities found anywhere in the country.

As a result of the breadth support demanded from us, we have the widest variety of specialist roles outside of London, including:

  • Firearms
  • Dogs
  • Mounted
  • Tactical Aid
  • Air Support
  • Traffic Network
  • Manchester Airport

In addition to these roles, our Public Protection and Serious Crime Branch have roles in:

  • Major Incidents
  • Serious and Organised Crime
  • Economic and Cyber Crime
  • Covert Policing
  • Safeguarding
We also host ‘Counter Terrorism Policing North West’ at GMP Headquarters, with all of these roles being in addition to frontline policing across our 10 districts.

Not everybody wants to be a Police Officer, and so we also offer a variety of staff positions, including:

  • Forensic Investigators
  • Call Handlers
  • Dispatchers
It’s easy to see many similarities between policing roles and those within Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, which is why we’ve seen personnel leaving the military be drawn to a second career in policing.

Greater Manchester Police has always had a close connection with our Armed Forces and we truly value the transferable skills and resilient work ethic Service leavers bring into policing. As soon as you start working for us, you’ll have access to our internal Armed Forces community, as well as any other additional support you may need.

We also attend the annual North West CTP Employment Fair at the AJ Bell stadium, where we’re always happy to offer advice and provide you with the chance to meet officers who have transitioned from the military themselves.

Our ongoing work with Service leavers has led to us being recognised as:

  • Gold Award holders in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme
  • Soldering On award winners in the Working Together category (2021)
  • Finalists in the 2022 Ex-British Forces in Business Awards, Employer of the Year
If you’d like to join us, you’ll find all of our live vacancies advertised on CTP’s online job portal, RightJob:

Student Police Officer - Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) + N475492

Note: GMP Police Officer salaries start at £26,682 and rise up to £43,032 after 7 years.