Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester;
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.24 - Public order and safety activities

216 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 February 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


A total of 216 police officer jobs will be cut in Greater Manchester as the force attempts to save £14 million from its budget for 2007. The total number of GMP officers will fall to 7,849 as 74 divisional posts are cut and civilian staff replace officers on some desk duties. Mounted and dog sections will also be centralised and funding withdrawn from initiatives to fight street crime. Work has already started on freezing posts and negotiations are under way for those facing redeployment. Chief Constable Michael Todd described the force's budget settlement of £493.9 million as 'deeply disappointing'. Although Mr Todd had previously said he wanted to see the number of GMP officers increased to 11,000, he recently warned that cuts were inevitable.


  • 17 February 2006: BBC News


Eurofound (2006), Greater Manchester Police, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62957, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62957.