A Lion Alcometer 500B as used by Greater Manchester Police to perform roadside breath tests on motorists. Roadside breath test have been taking place in Great Britain since the late 1960s although equipment had been manufactured in the USA since the early 1930s. www.gmp.police.uk
Chief Inspector Pat McKelvey at work on Operation Custodian. Central Manchester sees tens of thousands of people coming to enjoy the nightlife every Friday and Saturday evening. This presents a range of policing challenges, from street theft to public order and a range of offences related to alcohol misuse. Operation Custodian is the North Manchester Division’s standing operation to police streets. www.gmp.police.uk
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) recently welcomed 100 new police officers to the ranks. They are now undertaking their basic training. In this session volunteers and drama students were helping by playing the roles of victims and offender during a day long session of scenarios. www.gmp.police.uk
Dealing with a car in the Rochdale Canal at Newton Heath. Greater Manchester Police is showing people what officers and staff face in 24 hours by providing the most extensive behind the scenes access in its history. From 5am on Tuesday 14 October for 24 hours the Force will be tweeting all the calls it receives as well as providing an insight into some of the most challenging work. It takes place exactly four years after the very first GMP Twitter Day. #gmp24.
Greater Manchester Police’s PC Ashley Keyte may not have been picked as part of England’s 23-man squad but he has a very important role to play during the World Cup. A football liaison officer in the Force Events Unit, Ashley was selected as one of a team of five officers who form the English police delegation working in Brazil. Their role is to work with the Brazilian Police to identify any English ‘risk supporters’ but more to provide a familiar face for fans travelling to the World Cup.
Officers of Greater Manchester Police taking undertaking public order training at the Force’s Claytonbrook complex. The training takes place on a mock street layout so that officers can learn the skills required in the most realistic circumstances possible. They practice a variety of techniques and tactics to police public order situations as safely and effectively as possible. www.gmp.police.uk
Laval police test increased security measures during weekend family festival
The physical requirements for police officers are different in each state, but every one of them will assess if you have what it takes to do this job.
Saturday 6th February 2016 saw a Manchester City play Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium. The Force’s photographer was on hand to take a series of images to be used in future safety briefings and also captured some images of the build up to the game. Policing major foot ball games can be a regular part of an officers job, www.gmp.police.uk