Welcome to Greater Manchester Police
One of the defining moments of the last year were the riots last August which exploded in one night of looting and violence placing immense pressures on the police service as different disturbances arose in North and Central Manchester.
For individual police officers it was a tough and demanding time where adrenaline was pumping and decisions had to be made in seconds.
Over the summer of 2012, the police were called upon to fill the gap created by G4S in providing security for the Olympic soccer venue in Manchester. In spite of the short notice this work was again carried out to the highest standard.
In February the new Police Headquarters were opened and children from a school in each borough within Greater Manchester came to present a piece of a jigsaw they had made to represent the key elements of their area.
After completion the jigsaw was mounted and is now on permanent display within the HQ. As Chaplaincy co-ordinator I was invited to give a prayer of blessing at this ceremony which was attended by religious leaders from across Manchester.
The tragic events which led to the death of 2 Police Officers carrying out their day to day duties, reminds us of the fact that Officers can and do place temselves in situations to help protect the general public across Manchester.
The Chaplaincy within the Police is to support the officers and those …………….. serving their community in unique ways.