Greater Manchester Police welcomed 152 new officers in their largest attestation ceremony to date on the evening of Tuesday 22nd October 2019, at Stockport Town Hall.
In front of family and friends, all officers partook in the Police Oath which is their promise to the Queen in front of a magistrate to uphold the office of constable with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality. The ceremony marks the official start of the Officers commencing their official duties, and is a milestone to be celebrated.
Chief Constable of GMP Ian Hopkins was in attendance to welcome each and every new recruit to the force, along with Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor Baroness Beverley Hughes and the Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Laura Booth.
Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: “I am delighted to welcome the new officers to GMP. Attestations are a significant moment when undertaking a career in policing and a day to be proud of for all involved.
“As a force, we are committed to protecting the people of Greater Manchester and every day we have a chance to improve people’s lives and I have every confidence our new recruits will be a great asset to us here at GMP.
“Police officers serve a very important purpose of protecting society and helping keep people safe. As a force we take pride in offering the best possible service and reassure the people of Greater Manchester that keeping communities safe is at the forefront of the work we do every day.”
The new officers bring a wealth of experience to GMP, from all different backgrounds, all with one shared passion; policing the communities across Greater Manchester. With a more representative and diverse workforce, GMP will continue to work to ensure their officers are representative of the communities they serve.