/ 24 hours in GMP - October 2014

Live Blog GMP Day 2014
 
 

Greater Manchester Police has an extensive behind the scenes access to show people what it deals with in 24 hours.

On Tuesday 14 October 2014, the Force tweeted all the calls received for 24 hours as well as showing some of the most challenging work it is involved with. It took place four years to the day from the first ever GMP Twitter Day.

Officers working in complex and challenging areas including public protection, negotiators and hi-tech crime are providing video updates on the work they do. Two community reporters will also be giving insight from custody and on a response patrol.

GMP Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy said: “Since we held our first Twitter day in 2010 the force has shrunk by 1,400 officers and it has become more of a challenge to maintain the service to the public.

“Four years ago, people were surprised by the range of incidents we have to deal with and these have not changed. More of our work is about protecting vulnerable people, targeting those who abuse them and dealing with the consequences of entrenched social problems.

“We have a tremendous workforce that every day shows great dedication, patience and compassion. Our staff have great concern about the consequences of further reductions that we will face over coming years. We will need greater support from the public and continued changes to the way we work to get through this.”

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