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Greater Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017

Good afternoon

Next week, Greater Manchester will come together to take a stand against hate crime. Hate Crime Awareness Week runs from Monday 6 February, and aims to raise awareness about hate crime. I have provided funding to all 10 Greater Manchester councils to put on community-based events to raise awareness about hate crime, and how to report it.

There will also be a range of advertisements on billboards, social media, radio and in newspapers with a simple message – that we can end hate crime if we all work together.

A new landing page has been created – letsendhatecrime.com – which gives people clear information about how to report hate crime, as well as linking to local information.

We need your help!

As an active citizen in your local community, or a group that is making a real difference, you can help us get the word out with this by sharing messages on your social media networks. We have created a social media pack, with suggested messages you can use to help with this. You can download the suggested posts, along with images that you can use from the campaign by clicking here.

There is also a YouTube video with a simple message about how Greater Manchester is working together to eradicate hate crime. View the video below:

View the video by clicking on the image. It will take you to YouTube
There will also be a hard-hitting advertisement which will be played on Key 103 throughout the week, which challenges people to consider the abuse that people face as a result of hate crime, urging Greater Manchester people to take a stand against it. You can listen to the ad by clicking here.

Thank you for your support on this – your role is vital in spreading the word on this important issue.

Regards

Tony

Hate Crime Awareness Week Calendar of events

What is hate crime?

Hate crime is any crime that is targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that persons:

  • Disability
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Alternative subculture
  • Trans and gender reassignment

Report hate crime

  • Call Greater Manchester Police on 101
  • Call the Manchester City Council’s Hate Crime Report Line on 08000 830 007
  • Report it to True Visionanonymously
  • Report it to a Third Party Reporting Centre in South Manchester or North Manchester

Third Party Hate Crime Reporting Centres

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Third Party Reporting Centres in South Manchester

JNR8 Youth & Community Centre
82 Cromwell Avenue
Whalley Range
M16 0BG
0161 881 3744

Community on Solid Ground
Welsh Chapel, 116b Egerton Rd North
Whalley Range
M16 0BZ
0161 862 0955

Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse
140 Raby Street
Moss Side Manchester
M14 4SL
0161 226 4335

Mosscare Housing
101 Great Western Street
Moss Side
M14 4AA
0161 226 4211

Places for People
179 Royce Road
Hulme
M15 5TJ

Southway Housing
Aspen House, 825 Wilmslow Road
Didsbury
M20 2SN
0161 448 4200

The Odd Theatre Company
335 Stretford Road
Hulme
M15 5ZA
0161 226 1912
Opening hours Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm

Butterflies Trans* Support Community Drop – In
49/51 Sidney Street
Manchester
M1 7HD


GMP aware of fraudulent email about speeding offences

Detective Inspector Martin Hopkinson, of GMP’s Serious Crime Division, said: “Greater Manchester Police is aware of a scam email circulating informing the recipient that they have been caught speeding.

“This email is fraudulent and  may ask you to give your personal or financial information or attempt to infect your computer with malware.

“Once your computer is infected with malware cyber criminals may be able to access your personal and financial information which could be used to defraud you.

“GMP would never send out correspondence via email requesting payment of fines nor will we ask  for your personal and financial information.

“I would urge people to delete any such emails and  ensure they always have the most up to date security software. You can report any such activity direct to action fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or phone 0300 123 2040.

“GMP’s Cyber Crime Team have acted swiftly in relation to these reports and have removed the offending website which was hosted outside of the UK.”


Partner Bulletin

January 2017

Focus on improving the use of technology

Technology roll out

Technology roll out

More than 9,000 smartphones and tablets have now been given to frontline police officers and staff as part of the biggest technology roll-out ever seen in GMP. The move supports proactive policing that allows officers to develop problem solving with partners.

Since the introduction of the technology more than 870,000 transactions have been completed from outside police stations, which is improving officer visibility. Instead of having to return to the police station to complete paper work it can be completed in communities.

Other developments have meant 14,000 witness statements have been directly input into the technology and 22,500 crimes have been recorded immediately preventing the need for someone to complete it later.

The mobile devices have ensured officers and staff are more accessible to partner agencies and the introduction of Skype for Business during 2017 will continue to improve availability. The aim for the future is to move to GMP officers and staff having access to information from partners to assist decision making and problem solving.

The investment in the new technology is a major step forward for GMP to move towards the development of the Force’s Target Operating Model. The Model is focused on five principles one of which is to make the best use of technology and information.

The tablets and smartphones mean officers have access to the right information at the right time and where they need it. Further work is underway to improve the systems that exist to ensure information is managed in a more efficient way.

Chief Constable Message

First I want to wish you a Happy New Year. The busy Christmas period seems like a distant memory but I did get the chance to join officers and staff to help those who are vulnerable in our communities. We supported the Mission Christmas activities with lots of toys being provided but also the Christmas hamper appeal ensured a little happiness for some of the most vulnerable people.

Christmas Hamper

Christmas Hamper

In what has become a tradition we invited the elderly and vulnerable from across Greater Manchester to a community lunch. We had a chance to thank those who have helped us during the year at the Force Carol Concert that took place at Manchester Cathedral. It was led by GMP Band who raise thousands of pounds for charities each year through supporting community events. I was delighted to be able to join the civic reception in Manchester with our Jewish Communities and for the first time GMP held a Hanukkah event at headquarters between Christmas and New Year.

The world of policing continued around the festive period. I had an opportunity to see the new technology in action on a patrol day with traffic officers. As outlined in the Bulletin more developments in technology will be able to support changes to policing in the coming year. I also visited the Tameside Place-Based Pilot where the integrated team are already seeing the benefits of working alongside other public sector and third sector colleagues. This remains a key development that will enable us to continue to provide the best possible service despite the financial challenges we still face.

January has been a time to welcome the latest intake of student police officers. This is the first group of new recruits to come from our communities and the 100 are more representative of the diverse communities in Greater Manchester. Thirty-one per cent are from a black or minority ethnic community which is significant and follows an initiative to connect with communities about careers in GMP. The subject was under discussion at a College of Policing event in December looking at valuing difference and inclusion. Having a representative workforce is an issue across the country and something I will be working on in 2017 as part of my national lead on workforce representation.

Crime update

The 12 months to the end of December 2016 has shown a 10 per cent increase in victim based crime, which includes violent crime, domestic abuse and sexual offences. This is a trend seen across the previous months. Domestic abuse has seen a one per cent increase and reports of sexual offences have increased by 14 per cent. The latter figure had been expected to rise due to reporting of non-recent sexual offences.

Hate crime has increased by nine per cent. Violent crime has increased by 20 per cent with an increase of five per cent of those involving injury. The figures include the busy Christmas and New Year period when people have been out celebrating.

Domestic burglary has increased by four per cent, robbery by 18 per cent and personal robbery has increased by 22 per cent. This is despite extensive publicity about simple crime prevention measures to take during the festive period. Reports of antisocial behaviour have reduced by one per cent.

PCC

£5 plan to protect policing

Local people are being asked to contribute a little more to help protect policing and keep our communities safe and secure. Continued government cuts has left Tony with little choice but to propose an increase to the policing element of the council tax – £5 a year for the average household – to help maintain a strong and effective police service. Tony is asking local people to support him in this proposal – without the increase more will have to be cut from frontline policing. You can have your say at www.gmpcc.org.uk/counciltax . The consultation closes on Friday 20 January.

New Year helping hand for region’s young people

Community groups and youth organisations have until Thursday 19th January to bid for grants of up to £30,000 from Tony Lloyd’s Youth Aspiration Fund – a £500,000 pot to empower young people, raise their aspirations and develop their life skills. Previous successful projects include hard-hitting initiatives using mock prison cells and real-life experiences to educate young people about the consequences of crime, and the development of a youth hub in the heart of the community where young people can get support, advice and learn new skills. Visit www.gmpcc.org.uk/funding for more information and to apply.

Let’s end hate crime

Greater Manchester Hate Crime Week launches on 6 February, bringing together police, local authorities and other agencies across Greater Manchester for a week of activities to raise awareness of hate crime, bring communities together and encourage people to report it. More information coming soon.

Your calls – our response

In December 2016 there were a total of 44,735 999 calls received by GMP. Of these 85 per cent were answered within the 10 second target time. 66,046 calls were received via the 101 non-emergency number and of these 52 per cent were answered within the GMP target time of 30 seconds.

New Year’s Honours for GMP officers and staff

Assistant Chief Officer Lynne Potts has been awarded an MBE, Chief Inspector and Chairman of GMP’s Police Federation, Ian Hanson, has been honoured with a Queen’s Police Medal and DCI Kim Considine has been awarded an OBE for her work in witness protection.

Ian Hanson and Lynne Potts

Ian Hanson and Lynne Potts

Assistant Chief Officer Lynne Potts, a chartered accountant and GMP’s most senior member of police staff, is responsible for the force’s support services. She joined GMP in 2003 after previously working in a number of senior NHS roles and has been awarded an MBE for her continued dedication. Lynne said: “I am overwhelmed to receive the honour after 14 years working in the police service. Police staff are an essential part of policing and it is great to feel that this has been recognised. It has had extra significance for me as I am currently fighting breast and secondary cancer of the spine and hope to be back in work in the Spring.”

Chief Inspector Ian Hanson, has been honoured with a Queen’s Police Medal for his work on behalf of GMP Federation, most notably for his support and leadership to GMP and families after the terrible murders of colleagues PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone in 2012. The honour also recognises Ian`s additional charity work outside of his GMP role.

DCI Kim Considine, who is currently on secondment at the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (TITAN), has been awarded an OBE in recognised for her dedication to supporting the most vulnerable victims and witnesses of crime. Kim joined GMP as a constable in 1976 before rising the ranks to become a Detective Inspector in 2002. She then joined the Police Witness Protection Unit in 2004 and in 2013 she was appointed as the head of the North West Regional Protected Persons Unit. She has been on secondment with TITAN for the past three years and retired on New Year’s Eve.

449 arrested for drink and drug driving offences during festive period

Greater Manchester Police arrested 449 motorists during the Christmas and New Year period as part of their ‘None for the Road’ drink and drug driving campaign. From the 1 December 2016 to 1 January 2017 GMP traffic officers breathalysed more than 2,400 motorists across Greater Manchester. Of those breathalysed, 360 people were arrested for being over the legal drink drive limit. An additional 89 arrests were made for motorists who tested positive for illegal drug substances.

This compares to figures during the same period in 2015/16, when there were 324 drink drivers and 80 drug drivers arrested, an overall increase of 11 percent.

Oldham hit and run update

Four men have been charged following a collision in Oldham on New Year’s Eve where two girls died. Gabor Hegedus (15/12/1978) of no fixed address has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, driving without a licence, failing to stop after a collision and failing to report the collision

Read more here

Wigan Drug Convictions

A gang who conspired to flood the streets of Wigan with cocaine have been jailed for more than 45 years. Thomas Gore, Anthony Jenkinson, Martin Fish, Simon Perks and Christopher Thompson were sentenced to a total of 46 years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court today, Wednesday 21 December 2016.

Gore and Jenkinson operated from an industrial unit in Ashton-in-Makerfield where cocaine was pressed. They were arrested in March 2014 after police monitored their activity at the premises. During a raid on 18 June 2014, police found a makeshift laboratory inside a property on Prescott Lane, Kitt Green, Wigan, where Fish was living.

Sentenced to life in prison

The gunman who fired the shots which killed Kieran McGrath has been sentenced to life in prison. Remi Adams (13/04/1982) of Dartmouth Road, Whitefield, (pictured right) was found guilty of murder yesterday, Wednesday 16 November 2016, at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square, following a re-trial.

Described by the judge as ‘firing the gun’ which killed 26-year-old Kieran, on, Thursday 17 November, he was sentenced to life with a minimum of 30 years. Adams is the final member of the gang who orchestrated Kieran’s murder to be jailed.

HMIC gives GMP Good rating

GMP received a good rating from the latest inspection into police legitimacy. The report identified there was a good understanding and application of the Code of Ethics, positive work being undertaken by the Force’s Standards Board and improvements in work on wellbeing and staff support. The legitimacy and leadership reports were published in December and demonstrate the improvements that have been made to policing in Greater Manchester.

You can get updates from you local neighbourhood officers through Twitter and Facebook. To find out yours go to www.gmp.police.uk/socialmedia

If you have any queries about items in this Bulletin please contact Amanda Coleman, GMP Corporate Communications, on 0161 856 2239.


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If your friend or family member is suffering from domestic violence, or you think that they’re being abused, call the Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0161 636 7525. Help lines aren’t just for victims – they also provide support for concerned family and friends.

There are many different types of domestic abuse: financial; emotional; psychological; physical and sexual and there is no simple way to spot whether a person is experiencing domestic violence, but signs could include: absence from work; education or social events; personality changes, e.g. they become withdrawn or repeated unexplained injuries.

For practical tips and information on what you can do to support your friend or loved one, visit http://bit.ly/2bbb2k9

Domestic Abuse Helpline (Greater Manchester) 0161 636 7525

24 Hour Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247

The Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327


New Hate Crime Strategy for 2016

The 2016 – 2019 Hate Crime Strategy has been launched and is available to download.

Hate crime is a serious social issue that has a significant impact on its victims, families and the community. The strategy was developed on behalf of the Council and Manchester’s Community Safety Partnership and sets out our key priorities for tackling and responding to Hate Crime.

In order to develop an effective and relevant Strategy, we consulted as widely as possible with a variety of people. The first part of this consultation involved agencies, voluntary and community groups who fed back their views at an event held in May 2015. A summary of the feedback can be found here.

You also kindly gave us your views and feedback via an online questionnaire and by returning the paper copies in the post. The consultation has now closed, the results were analysed and fed in to the development of the new strategy. A full summary of all the consultation findings can be found here. 

Thank you for taking the time to get involved in the consultation, your views have been important in shaping a Hate Crime Strategy that is committed targeting hate crime an its causes.

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The Whalley Range Community Forum worker and Chair attended a training course in 2015 to find out more about the JNR8 Youth & Community Centre taking on the role of a Third Party Hate Crime Reporting Centre, in line with Manchester’s Hate Crime Strategy:

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/download/5185/hate_crime

The strategy sets out a clear vision for tackling hate crime in Manchester against the following five key partnership priorities:
• Prevent hate crime,
• Increase the reporting of hate crime and hate incidents,
• Take effective action against perpetrators,
• Support victims of hate crime,
• Improve partnership responses.

The five strands of hate crime set out by the Government which will be recorded and monitored are:
• Disability,
• Race, Religion or belief,
• Sexual orientation,
• Trans and gender reassignment.
• Alternative sub culture became the sixth hate crime strand in April 2013.

The Whalley Range Community Forum believe the JNR8 Centre is an ideal venue to support residents who feel they have been a victim of a hate crime or hate incident – as we have built up a good relationship with local residents and groups.
There are facilities at the centre to support victims to report incidents on the dedicated website www.report-it.org.uk/ which gives information and an online reporting facility.
(reporting incidents anonymously is an option).

The different levels of a reporting centre can vary depending on resources available – from displaying literature, promoting hate crime reporting or providing recording, reporting and signposting to support services.
We aim to display information and support residents if they wish to report incidents online.

This is a list of Third Party Reporting Centres on the South Manchester and North Manchester Divisions:

JNR8 Youth & Community Centre
82 Cromwell Avenue
Whalley Range
M16 0BG
0161 881 3744

 

Greater Manchester Police have launched a hub for shoppers to make purchases safely online without giving out their home address.

The ‘Internet Purchase Exchange Location’ scheme has been set up outside the GMP NorthManchester headquarters, in Central Park, where it will be under CCTV surveillance.

It is hoped the hub can act as a place where shoppers can meet to exchange money and goods on websites such as eBay, Craigslist and Gumtree in a safe environment.

Users would not need to give out their home address, with people being able to meet up at the hub to exchange goods.

The idea is currently being trialled in North Manchester, with plans to expand across the region.

GMP said the number of crimes involving people shopping online is rapidly increasing.

The aim of the Internet Purchase Exchange Location is to reduce the risk for shoppers by removing the need for people to give out their home addresses and provide a neutral ground close to police officers.

Read more: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/greater-manchester-police-launch-hub-11660366


Police warn of the dangers of Pokemon Go to children

 Police are urging parents and teachers to speak to young people about staying safe when using the recently launched Pokemon Go app.

The app allows people to set up a ‘beacon’ which can then encourage other users to reach a specific venue and police are concerned it could be the latest way online criminals attempt to target victims.

Detective Superintendent Joanne Rawlinson, from GMP’s public protection division, said: “We know that criminals move quickly to exploit the latest developments to target victims and Pokemon Go will already be in their sights. There have already been incidents in America where young people are thought to have been targeted through the app.

“I would urge parents to speak to their children about the app and the best ways to make sure they stay safe. Talking to your child is one of the best ways to keep them safe.

“Online child sexual abuse and grooming is a rapidly growing problem and as part of Project Phoenix we continue to work with other partner agencies to raise awareness of the issues and provide advice and guidance on Internet safety, how to stay safe, spot the signs and how to report offences. Young people, parents, teachers and others need to know what to look for so they can raise concerns.

“I ask parents to speak to their children about the sites they visit online, who they talk to and most importantly what to do if they see inappropriate content or are approached by someone that worries them. Advise your child to tell someone they trust and stress they won’t be in trouble. Explain to your child that friends are people that they know in ‘real life’ not someone they don’t know online.

“Parents, make sure you know what your child is doing online and encourage them to talk about any people that approach them online. Everyone needs to keep security settings high and make sure the friends you are talking to online are really your friends.”

Advice to users is:

•    Be cautious about alerting strangers to where you will be in future. Be careful where you leave ‘beacons’
•    Parents, supervise children when using the app
•    Always pay attention to your surroundings, especially in built up areas
•    Where possible play with friends and stay in a group
•    Avoid playing near roads
•    Play at home – You can use lures to attract Pokémon to you
•    Keep your device safe – You can still play with your phone out of site, it will vibrate when a Pokémon is near
•     Don’t play while driving
For more information on child sexual exploitation and who to contact if you have any concerns that a young person you know may be a victim of child sexual exploitation visit www.itsnotokay.co.uk.

You can also report it to Greater Manchester Police by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. If someone is in immediate danger, dial 999.



 

 


Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, responds to the increase in hate crime in the region.

Sir Richard said: “Ours is a city which has always welcomed non-native Mancunians and respected the contribution they make to our economy, our public services – especially the NHS, in which many work – and the general vibrancy of the city.
“The people who are most definitely not welcome are the racists and thugs who do not abide by the values of this great city and make no positive contribution.
“Manchester remains an inclusive, international city and we will not tolerate any abuse of people from different national, ethnic or religious backgrounds. We will work closely with Greater Manchester Police to ensure our communities continue to feel safe and that those who spout poison are brought to justice and appropriately punished.
“Whilst sadly there has been an increase in hate crime incidents taking place in the wake of the referendum result, I know that the majority of those who voted Leave are not racist bigots. Although they might have legitimate concerns about a changing world which have to be addressed by building an economically and socially inclusive city and I’m they will join with me and all other ordinary, decent people in condemning the actions of those who would spread hate.”

The route to ending hate crime in Greater Manchester A research and consultation report

HC Report

http://www.gmpcc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Hate-Crime-Report-FINAL1.pdf


News: Over 100 community projects across Gtr Mcr to receive share of £900,000 from PCC


 


Greater Manchester Victims' Services Logo

http://www.gmvictims.org.uk/

About this website
This website provides useful information and practical advice for victims and survivors of crime, and their families. You can use it to find help, regardless of when the crime happened, or whether or not you reported it to the police.

We welcome your feedback on all aspects of the ‘victim’s journey’ – including your views on this website. We want you to tell us what you like and don’t like so we can change things for the better and help improve services and information.

Have your say
Email info@gmvictims.org.uk
Who we are
The Greater Manchester Victims’ Services website has been put together by Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd, along with partner agencies.

Working together, we want to radically transform and improve the way victims’ services are delivered in Greater Manchester, putting victims and survivors of crime at the heart of everything we do, including service design and delivery.

The partner agencies involved in this work include:

Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd
Greater Manchester Police
New Economy
Public Service Reform Team
Victim support services
Greater Manchester’s local criminal justice board
Representatives from NHS England, Public Health and clinical commissioning groups
Local councils and community safety partnerships
Police and Crime Panel
Representatives from voluntary community and social enterprise services
Children’s services and education boards
Crown Prosecution Service
Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service
National Probation Service
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service


My vision for local policing: a message from Tony Lloyd

One of my most important jobs is setting the priorities for policing and community safety in Greater Manchester.  After speaking to elected representatives, local organisations, community groups, businesses and many individuals across Greater Manchester, I’ve identified six key priorities for policing and community safety. These set out how Greater Manchester Police will work with local councils, health, other agencies and – most importantly of all – local people, to make Greater Manchester safer and stronger.

We’ve made a short film to explain the plan which you can see here:

https://youtu.be/vh-hibu5UwQ

These aren’t really my priorities – they belong to us all. Delivering them will be challenging as we face cuts in government finding to our local services. But it is ambitious programme, which I believe we can deliver together.

Ultimately this is about all of us working together to make Greater Manchester even greater.  It puts the people of Greater Manchester at its heart.

You can read the plan in full by visiting:

www.gmpcc.org.uk/plan

This is an ongoing conversation and, as ever, I would be really pleased to hear your views.

Kind regards

Tony Lloyd

Greater Manchester Mayor, and Police & Crime Commissioner



This brief toolkit on on-line Islamophobia has been put together by TELL MAMA and Dr Imran Awan of Birmingham City University. The leaflet is a self help leaflet to help people to understand on-line Islamophobia and ways of tackling the bigotry, hate and intolerance.

If you use this information leaflet, we would be grateful if you could cite TELL MAMA and Dr Imran Awan.

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You can get updates from you local neighbourhood officers through Twitter and Facebook. To find out yours go to www.gmp.police.uk/socialmedia

If you have any queries about items in this Bulletin please contact Amanda Coleman, GMP Corporate Communications, on 0161 856 2239.

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Greater Manchester Police is asking people to scratch beneath the surface of their relationship and consider whether it is abusive as new coercive control laws come into their second month of implementation.

The new SCRATCH campaign sees officers highlight the new legislation that makes controlling and coercive behaviour a crime – enabling police to pursue arrests and charges, and safeguard victims who may have previously been unable to make a criminal complaint.

During the launch on Thursday 18 February, members of the public will be given SCRATCH cards which, instead of revealing a cash prize, will uncover another layer of control as the sections are scratched away. Officers visiting domestic disputes will also be encouraged to use the scratch cards with victims, to help them understand what constitutes coercive and controlling behaviour.

Assistant Chief Constable at GMP, Robb Potts, said:

“There has long been a call for the law to adapt and acknowledge that psychological exploitation in a relationship can be as damaging as physical abuse. Now that the new legislation has come in, our work as a force also needs to develop.

“We have already trained over 500 front line officers to deal with reports of this nature and this work will continue over the coming months. As an employer GMP also has a responsibility for the welfare of its staff and as such, we will also be sharing information on the change in the law internally.

“It’s really important for us to make the public aware of this change in the law and for people to know that we are taking reports of this type seriously. The SCRATCH campaign will add to our existing work.

Read more at:

http://www.gmp.police.uk/live/nhoodv3.nsf/WebsitePages/164020D074CA82B980257F5C00585E20?OpenDocument

 

 


We Stand Together against Terrorism

We Stand Together
A Solidarity event in support of the Paris Victims was held at the St Margaret’s Centre on Brantingham Road on Wednesday 2nd December to bring different communities  together  to promote the message “We Stand Together against Terrorism”


 

Police and Crime Commissioner news

Please find the link to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s annual report for 2014/15.
“It outlines some of the fantastic projects that are making a real difference to the lives of people
across Greater Manchester, as well as outlining the challenges that we face as the austerity agenda continues.
As ever, I welcome any feedback you may have.
Regards,
Tony Lloyd
Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner”

Website: www.gmpcc.org.uk
Find us on facebook
www.facebook.com/gmpcc
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/gmpcc
Postal address:
Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner
GMP Openshaw Complex, Lawton Street, Openshaw, Manchester M11 2NS

Office location:
Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner

GMP HQ, Central Park, Northampton Road (off Oldham Road)
Manchester M40 5BP

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Please see the Eid -ul – Adha Pictures below taken by GMP Publication photographer in Alexandra Park.

Almost 1000 people turned up and more than £600.00 pounds was collected for
Syrian refugees in Europe

Our PCSO Ahmed Farooqi is committed to bringing people of all faiths and culture together in the community.

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Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd has launched a new website for victims and survivors of crime in Greater Manchester.

The website brings together information about victims’ services and the criminal justice system under one roof. People can call a helpline, read practical advice and information, or search an online directory to find details of a local support service. All at a time that suits them and regardless of when the crime took place or whether it was reported to police.

The website can be found here: www.gmvictims.org.uk

The website officially launched on 22 October 2015. This is the first version of the site, feedback is being invited from people who have been a victim of crime and other key stakeholders to make improvements in the coming weeks and months.

Putting victims of crime at the heart of service design and delivery
Tony is responsible for commissioning services for victims and survivors of crime in Greater Manchester. This website is just the first step in a journey which designed to radically transform the way victims’ services are delivered in Greater Manchester, putting victims and survivors of crime at the heart of service design and delivery.

If you would like more information, or have any feedback on the site, contact Kate Leach on 0161 793 3020 or email: info@gmvictims.org.uk.


GMP have developed a short survey for people who have either personally experienced hate crime, or know someone who has.

The survey covers issues around reporting hate crime and supporting people who have been affected by
it.  It can be accessed by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gmhatecrime
It will take about 5 minutes to complete and responses are anonymous.
We’d really appreciate it if you would pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested, as well as sharing on your social media.

 

 


Time to change

GMP pledged its commitment to challenging mental health stigma and promoting positive wellbeing among staff and officers on 12 October.  The MIND Blue Light Time to Change Pledge was signed by Force Wellbeing Lead Chief Superintendent Zoe Sheard. It is supported by an action plan which states the Force’s commitment to deliver a number of activities that will support the mental welfare of those within the organisation.

Representatives for wellbeing from across the Force were invited to a launch event, where they heard testimonials from their colleagues and were shown a message of support recorded by presenter and chair of MIND, Stephen Fry.

http://www.gmp.police.uk/live/Nhoodv3.nsf/WebsitePages/D7D405B556FEC8BE80257EDD002FD9E4?OpenDocument


Local updates

You can get updates from you local neighbourhood officers through Twitter and Facebook. To find out yours go to:-

http://www.gmp.police.uk/socialmedia

If you have any queries about items in this Bulletin please contact Amanda Coleman, GMP Corporate Communications, on 0161 856 2239.

Ramadan in focus

A short series of videos have been produced to give people an insight into the challenges faced by colleagues observing Ramadan alongside their policing duties. The first video features PCSO Ahmed Farooqi from the South Manchester Division. Click here to watch.

Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: “Hopefully the videos will give an insight into what observing Ramadan means for our colleagues and help to give a better understanding to those of us of a different faith or no faith. I think it is really important that we all try to understand the differences that collectively make GMP and our communities stronger.”


 

Whalley Range Interfaith meeting at St Margaret’s Centre, 14th May 2015

Our Whalley Range PCSO – Ahmed Farooqi – recently met with Rev. Robert Boulter from St Margaret’s Church who has been involved with interfaith groups for many years.
Ahmed invited local Church Leaders, Mosque Imams, Sikh Temple Leader and Hindu Temple Priest to meet with representatives from local faith organisations, community groups and youth workers: 15 people attended this meeting from  St Margaret’s and St Edmunds Church, Zakariya/Minhaj-ul-Quran Mosque/ Jamia Rasoolia Islamic Centre and Sri Guru Govind Singh Gurdwara / Gita Bhavan Hindu Temple.

See the photos below demonstrating the We Stand Together initiative: Ahmed’s hope is that representatives from the Mosques, Churches and Sikh Temples  will meet once  a month to get to know each other and interact, ultimately to work with the local community groups,  moving the meeting every month from Mosque to Church to Sikh Temple and Hindu Temple.

 

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Please see link below to the Fifth newsletter for We Stand Together which continues to reflect the hard work within the communities.

We stand together Newsletter 5
This week’s newsletter has it’s spotlight on the Rochdale borough We Stand Together Event which had a fantastic turn out. You can read more about it by clicking on the links below:

Manchester Evening News Article (Click Here)

Rochdale Online Article (Click Here)

We have seen a good amount of tweets and images on twitter, remember when tweeting about We Stand Together to include the hashtag (#WeStandTogether) This way we can see what’s new and can include these in future newsletters.

If you have any events planned please forward the details to our team. If you want some advice on setting up an event please don’t hesitate to contact the We Stand Together project team by e-mailing WeStand.Together@gmp.police.uk We can provide banners and some literature if necessary.
Regards
Jo

Greater Manchester Police
City Of Manchester Partnership Team
Level 1
Town Hall Extension Building
Lloyd Street
Manchester
M2 5DB

e-mail- ManchesterCity.PartnershipTeam@gmp.police.uk

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Fourth edition of the We Stand Together Newsletter.

We stand together Newsletter 4

The hard efforts by the community continue and we are seeing some great outcomes. Please continue to promote We Stand Together and the Hashtag for Social Media so we can use the stories in the coming newsletters.

 If you have any events planned please forward the details to our team. If you want some advice on setting up an event please don’t hesitate to contact the We Stand Together project team by e-mailing WeStand.Together@gmp.police.uk We can provide banners and some literature if necessary.
Thank you
Kind Regards

#WeStandTogether
To celebrate our difference
Against hatred and intolerance
To build a safer and stronger United Kingdom


To contact the police in an emergency call 999 or to contact Greater Manchester Police for a less urgent matter call 101.
For the latest news and information about your Neighbourhood Policing Team visit www.gmp.police.uk. You can also follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/gmpolice or find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GtrManchesterPolice , Flickr: www.flickr.com/gmpolice1 or YouTube: www.youtube.com/gmpolice

You can find your local policing team on social media at www.gmp.police.uk/socialmedia.
Download our smartphone app from the App Store or Google Play www.gmp.police.uk/apps