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Police and crime

Making Greater Manchester a safer place 

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, is responsible for policing and crime.

It's his job to keep the police service accountable to local people and he will consult with you on what your priorities are for the police in Greater Manchester.

He will also decide how much of your council tax goes towards policing.

By working together with local people and partner agencies, we want to build the safest communities in Britain.

Deputy Mayor for Policing

Former Home Office Minister Baroness Beverley Hughes is Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime.

Baroness Hughes said:

“I’m honoured and excited to be given this opportunity to work alongside the Mayor, Chief Constable, and local people to make our communities safer and stronger. This role will not be without challenge, not least with continued budget pressures and increasing demand on our police, but we have a strong foundation on which to build on.”

Police and Crime Panel

The Police and Crime Panel is responsible for holding the Mayor to account on policing issues. It is made up of nine local authority leaders, the Salford city mayor, and two independent members. You can watch the latest Police and Crime Panel meetings below.

Police and Crime Plan

The Police and Crime Plan was put together by the previous Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd. It sets out the following policing priorities:

  • Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Putting victims at the centre
  • Protecting vulnerable people
  • Dealing with terrorism, serious organised crime and maintaining public safety
  • Investing in and delivering high quality policing services
  • Building and strengthening partnerships

Council Tax

The policing precept is the amount you contribute to local policing through your council tax bill. The amount you pay will depend on the value of your property (your tax band).

A person living in an average Band D property currently pays £157.30 per year.


Greater Manchester Police

The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police is Ian Hopkins. 

Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Beverley Hughest meets GMP Chief Constable Ian Hopkins

Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Beverley Hughes meets GMP Chief Constable Ian Hopkins

To find out more about Greater Manchester Police please visit 
You should call 101, the national non-emergency number, to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response.
Always call 999 in an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, violence is being used or threatened or where there is danger to life. 
You can also call anonymously with information about crime to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information. Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.

Baroness Beverley Hughes - Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Baroness Beverley Hughes
Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime


Police and Crime Panel


Greater Manchester Police website