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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.

Tony welcomes new apprentices

Tony Lloyd welcomes new apprentices

The Commissioner has welcomed the first intake of apprentices to Greater Manchester Police.

Twenty-two young people have taken up roles as operational support officers to support the work of neighbourhood policing teams across Greater Manchester.

The new recruits will receive on the job training to help them develop their skills in areas such as customer service, administration and IT support.

Tony Lloyd, Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy with the 22 apprentices at the welcome ceremony on 8 April 2013

 “The young people I met at the welcome event were more than ready to get started in their new roles and I was struck by their passion and ambition to begin a career in local policing and play their part in building the safest communities in Britain,” said Tony.

“Not only will these new apprentices support neighbourhood policing teams and free up officer time by providing administration support – keeping local bobbies out and about in our communities where they should be – it’s also creating real opportunities for young people in our region.”

Tony announced in February that a further 28 apprenticeships would be created as part of his spending plans for 2013-14.

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