GMP establishment in 2010 was at c12,000
officers and staff (8,000 officers and 4,000 staff). These numbers
reduced over subsequent years during the extended period of
austerity. The requirement to find savings and to reduce estates
capacity, in line with the reductions in officers and staff, meant
that the Force followed a strategy of disposing of the older, more
expensive to maintain, building stock and the surrender of leases.
The increases in establishment over recent years, together with the
predicted growth in numbers during 2022/23, will return officer and
staff numbers to the 2010 level. However, there is insufficient
capacity within the Force estate to accommodate the increased
officer/staff numbers. This is particularly apparent at Central
Park with pressures on space being felt within both the City of
Manchester District Headquarters and the Force Headquarters
Taking additional space on Central Park will relieve the space pressures. It will also provide much needed meeting space.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/05/2022
Decision due: 9 May 2022 by GM Deputy Mayor, Treasurer GMCA
Contact: Lisa Lees Email: email@example.com.