Protecting our diversity

17 April 2017

With so many people from so many backgrounds making Greater Manchester a great place to live, it's crucial that the police protects the diversity we enjoy.

 

That's why I'll build on the GMP’s progress on making the force as diverse as the population, and will push to identify underrepresented areas of the community with specific recruitment drives where needed.

 

I'll review the GMP’s approach to the Prevent strategy, which has placed entire communities under suspicion. I'll work with community groups and local leaders to develop positive challenges to the threat of extremism in whatever form it takes.

 

 

I'll step up the Zero Tolerance approach to hate crime, including racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic violence and harassment and hate crimes against disabled people.

 

And I'll set up a Greater Manchester review of training, resources and delivery of local health, police, child, adult and community services to ensure harmful practices such as female genital mutilation, honour killings and forced marriage are prevented or prosecuted.