30 new neighbourhood police officers join Greater Manchester Police
Monday 7 November 2022
Thirty new police constables land in Greater Manchester Police today (Monday 7th November), where they will work to transform communities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, and build public confidence in the police service as neighbourhood police officers.
The new officers have just completed Police Now’s National Graduate Leadership Programme academy, where they were equipped with the core knowledge and skills required of a police constable. The seven-week residential academy trained 148 new police constables, who all land in their respective forces across the country today and are part of over 2,450 officers who have been recruited nationally by Police Now to date.
The officers were selected out of thousands of applicants to Police Now’s programme, which recruits, trains and develops outstanding and diverse graduates with a commitment to public service and a belief in the enormous positive social change that exceptional community policing can deliver.
The officers will now continue to develop their leadership and problem-solving skills in force for the remainder of the two-year programme and beyond. They will also work towards their Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice, in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University.
Police Constable Charlotte Emma, who has just completed the academy and joins Greater Manchester Police today via the programme, said: “The Police Now academy has been a unique and enjoyable experience, you are pushed and challenged to be the best you can be. Along the way I have been supported by my Police Now tutor who has been amazing, and I have made invaluable friendships with like-minded colleagues along the way. During the academy we completed two days of field training where I made my first arrest, which was a slightly surreal experience, but has made me so excited to land force. I am also looking forward to getting to know my community, building relationships and making a positive difference.”
The new officers were trained at the academy by experienced officers seconded from Police Now’s partner forces, including Police Sergeant Leon Leacock and Acting Police Sergeants Will Lloyd, Tom Creswell and Georgia Mansfield.
A/PS Georgia Mansfield said: “I have returned to Police Now as a ‘Syndicate Lead’ (Police Now tutor) after joining Greater Manchester Police via Police Now’s programme in 2018. It has been my absolute pleasure to deliver core learning at academy whilst supporting participants through this very challenging and rewarding process. The level of professionalism, dedication, hard-work and determination I have witnessed at the academy has been nothing short of excellent throughout. It has been a privilege to work in such a unique environment where forces from across the country come together to achieve a common goal. Working within a team of Syndicate Leads who have an amazing range of experience and knowledge is an opportunity I will forever be grateful for.”
Applications for Police Now’s National Graduate Leadership Programme are currently open. To read more about the impact that Police Now officers are making nationally, please see their latest Impact Report here.