Greater Manchester Police
|Greater Manchester Police|
|Formed||1 April, 1974|
|Annual budget||£524.1 million|
|Legal personality||Police force|
|Operations jurisdiction||Greater Manchester, England, UK|
|Map of Greater Manchester Police area|
|Size||492 square miles (1,300 km2)|
|Population||Approx. 2.7 million|
|Legal jurisdiction||England & Wales|
|Constables||7,650 (of which 350 are special constables)|
|Police Community Support Officers||600|
As of March 2020[update], Greater Manchester Police employed 6,866 police officers, 3,524 members of police staff, and 560 police community support officers. Additionally, the force has 325 special constables. GMP is headquartered at Central Park, Northampton Road, Newton Heath, Manchester.
In December 2020, GMP was placed into special measures by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), this was following the watchdog's report found that GMP did not record one in five crimes between July 2019 and June 2020. They estimated the force failed to log around 80,100 crimes, a high proportion of which were violent offences. Following the announcement, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, resigned from his post.