Forthcoming restructure of the three Manchester Divisions.
On 26 June 2012 the South Manchester and Metropolitan Divisions will amalgamate to form the new South Manchester Division.
The North Manchester Division will remain within its existing borders and incorporate Gorton.
The restructure will not disrupt operational policing and residents will not notice a change in the service they receive.
Why are you restructuring the three Manchester Divisions?
The restructure is happening for a number of different reasons:
The Metropolitan and South Manchester Divisions already work very closely together and run a lot of joint operations. The restructure will enable the two divisions to work more effectively as one unified team to tackle cross border offending, gather intelligence and keep communities safe.
- Work effectively with partners
The restructure is part of a move to make the city’s divisions mirror the same boundaries as Manchester City Council. It means that local people will get better and more efficient access to local authority services.
The restructure is part of a move that will save the Force, and ultimately the tax payer, £8 million.
Does the restructure mean that my area won’t be policed?
No, absolutely not. People will not notice a difference in service and officers will continue to operate in your area to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour.
Residents will still be able to contact their local neighbourhood policing team via telephone, email, Twitter, face-to-face at community meetings or attend one of the four public enquiry counters at police station across Manchester.
What will the changes entail?
The existing North Manchester Division, which covers north and east Manchester will remain within its boundaries and will now incorporate Gorton.
The new South Manchester Division will be an amalgamation of the current South Manchester and Metropolitan Divisions creating a more streamlined service for the communities of these areas.
How will the new division be managed?
Chief Superintendent Rob Potts will be the Divisional Commander for the new South Manchester Division. Chief Superintendent Potts has been in charge of the existing South Manchester Division since 2009 and has extensive knowledge of the area and the issues it faces.
The Division will have superintendents with geographic responsibility and will be split into four neighbourhood areas, each of which will have a Chief Inspector, Inspectors, Sergeants, PC’s, PCSOs and Detectives.
Will there be fewer officers?
There will be a very slight decrease in the numbers of officers but the public won’t notice a difference and in fact there will be more officers dealing with issues on a local level.
Will anybody lose their job?
No redundancies will be issued as part of the restructure. However, some people may be redeployed in different roles to ensure that demand is covered and the division is able to supply members of the public with the most efficient policing service.
Will I have a new Neighbourhood Policing Inspector?
Due to the nature of the restructure, some residents may have a new Neighbourhood Policing Inspector. However, there will be absolutely no change in the service residents receive.
I want to speak to my Neighbourhood Policing Team. Are the contact details the same?
In some instances, telephone numbers and email addresses will change. The old numbers will continue to work but residents are encouraged to start using the new contact details found below.
|Where do you live?||Neighbourhood Policing Team||Telephone|
|Hulme, Ardwick, Moss Side, Rusholme, Longsight||Longsight Neighbourhood Policing Team||0161 856 email@example.com|
|Fallowfield, Old Moat, Withington, Burnage, Levenshulme||Fallowfield Neighbourhood Policing Team||0161 856 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Whalley Range, Chorlton, Chorlton Park, Didsbury West, Didsbury East||Didsbury Neighbourhood Policing Team||0161 856 4973|
|Northenden, Brooklands, Baguley, Sharston, Woodhouse Park, North Benchill||Wythenshawe Neighbourhood Policing Team||0161 856 4882|
Residents will still be able to contact their local team via telephone, email, Twitter or face-to-face at community meetings.