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Greater Manchester no longer has a Police and Crime Commissioner. The Mayor of Greater Manchester has now taken responsibility for policing and crime.

The Police and Crime Commissioner


Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd is answerable to the people of Greater Manchester, who elected him to office on 15 November 2012. In May 2017 the role of Police and Crime Commissioner in Greater Manchester will be merged with the new elected mayor for the region. Because of this new position, Tony’s term has been extended to May 2017 and there will be no Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Greater Manchester on May 5 2016.

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The role

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester replaces Greater Manchester Police Authority.

Tony is responsible for:

  • finding out what you think about policing and crime
  • making sure your voice is heard and listened to
  • setting priorities for Greater Manchester Police
  • preparing the Police and Crime Plan that contains the policing and crime priorities
  • publishing a yearly report that tells you whether policing and crime priorities and targets have been met
  • appointing and dismissing (if necessary) the chief constable of Greater Manchester Police
  • deciding the policing budget and the amount of money used from your council tax to pay for police services
  • commissioning community safety services and projects
  • making arrangements with criminal justice bodies to provide an effective and efficient criminal justice system in the area

Support and scrutiny

Tony is supported by Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner staff, and held to account by the Police and Crime Panel.


Your commissioner is paid £100,000 per year. The salary level was set by the Home Secretary, based on recommendations by the Senior Salaries Review Body.

Freedom of information

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