Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Jim Battle and a very special cake. Greater Manchester Police marked its 40th anniversary on April 1 with celebrations across the Force. A number of community events took place around the area to celebrate the special occasion. Bake sales will also took place to raise money for the Cash for Kids, a local charity for sick and underprivileged children run by Key 103 radio. The GMP Police Museum joined in by hosting their own festivities.
Relations between police and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities were debated at a special event as part of the Manchester Pride Fringe. The event was organised by Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd, brought together police, activists, council representatives and members of the public to examine how relations have changed . The event was called “Police with Pride?” and members of the public who attended were given the opportunity to question the panel.
Tony Lloyd, Police & Crime Commissioner with the Force’s new Policing With Pride car. The vehicle was commissioned to address the under-reporting of hate crime in the LGBT community, & its design is based on the iconic Rainbow flag which symbolises Gay Pride. The car will be in Manchester’s Pride parade in August, and will also be used in other areas where LGBT support is minimal compared to the city centre. However it will not be used to attend hate crime incidents. www.gmp.police.uk
Meet Andy Brown, one of Stockport’s newest recruits. He will become a PC next month. The first recruits to join GMP in five years are finishing their training by visiting their new patches. In a few weeks’ time 100 new officers will be attested at a ceremony in Salford before becoming fully operational officers within neighbourhood policing teams across Greater Manchester. www.gmp.police.uk
Ch. 1, Loc. LA, Scene 2. A police officer uses a Pelican case as the call comes in of a robbery in progress at the LA Golden Era Commemorative Mint. (This is not that officer, doesn't even look like him. Which is fortunate for this guy who is way better looking.)
Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Jim Battle and PCSO Chris Lysaght raise the Rainbow Flag. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has today raised the rainbow flag in support of IDAHOT 2015 (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia). The Force’s participation in the annual event marks its support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) communities in Greater Manchester and across the world. www.gmpcc.org.uk
Greater Manchester's Police and Crime Commissioner hosted his first public meeting this week (30/1/13) in Trafford. Residents quizzed Tony Lloyd and the Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy on police and crime issues at the meeting. Restorative justice, hate crime, privatisation of the police and working more closely with the community were just some of the topics on the agenda. Subsequent meetings will be held monthly in each local authority area of Greater Manchester in 2013…
Jim Battle has recently been appointed Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner. Mr. Battle has served the public for more than 30 years, working for a range of charities, local authorities and housing groups. He was formerly the Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council. He was born in Bradford in West Yorkshire, but has lived in Greater Manchester for most of his life. He has strong family ties across the region, with family members in Wigan, Leigh and Bolton, as well as Manchester