Jump to content

    Regional News

    Greater Manchester Police are appealing to the public to use the force's full range of reporting methods available to report non-emergency crime over the coming weekend, following a large increase in demands for service.

    Since Monday, the force has seen a large increase in demand and has put plans in place for extra officers to be available over this weekend and the week ahead.

    Assistant Chief Constable Chris Sykes said:



    "Officers and staff continue to play a vital and challenging role in the effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, while still dealing with a high volume of non-virus related incidents including serious and complex cases.

    "There has been a significant increase in calls received into our control room in the last few days, with the majority of those being categorised as high priority. To help cope with this influx of incidents, we have taken the decision to re-distribute officers from other units to front line policing, to cope with the extra demand that we are experiencing at this time.

    "I would ask the public that if you need to report a non-urgent crime, then please consider using our online methods of reporting. These reports are sent straight to our control room and will help reduce the 101 call waiting time."

    "As always, the force’s main priority is to keep our local communities safe and we continue to deliver a high standard of policing to Greater Manchester."


    If you need to report a non-urgent crime, please use the link below to be directed to our online reporting form.


    Always call 999 in an emergency.

    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.

    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
    Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...