Programme Challenger's approach to tackling serious organised crime

Under Programme Challenger there are various teams or projects which
 seek to target a specific aspect of serious organised crime, which are as follows:

Programme Challenger is Greater Manchester’s partnership response to serious and organised crime. We are made up of many different agencies, who all work together to disrupt and dismantle individuals and networks committing serious crime in Greater Manchester, including running drug lines, exploiting people for financial gain, buying and using firearms, and laundering the money they make from their criminality.

To do this, we work across a number of small teams. This is what they do:

Modern Slavery

One of the aims of the Modern Slavery Coordination Unit was to raise awareness with the public and professionals about the various forms of slavery, trafficking and exploitation and encourage people to report any concerns....

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Organised Crime

The Organised Crime Coordination Unit has the main responsibility for tackling organised crime groups in Greater Manchester.  It comprises police detectives and police staff working alongside partner agencies and its primary purpose is to gather information...

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Trapped: The criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults “County Lines” is a national term used by police and law enforcement to commonly describe the approach taken by gangs and criminal networks originating from urban areas, who travel to locations...

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Foreign National Offenders

Managing and Deporting Foreign National Offenders There are occasions when foreign nationals who have committed serious criminal offences in their home country or in other countries outside of the UK, make attempts to come to the UK to live, work or for the purpose...

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Offender Management

As part of a process to reduce re – offending, help offenders rehabilitate and frustrate those involved in organised crime, GMP are working with partners in a new initiative entitled the Lifetime Offender Management programme. This programme sees officers from GMP...

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Economic Crime

Economic Crime Programme Challenger works closely with the Greater Manchester Police  Economic Crime Unit (ECU) to develop responses to economic crime.  Economic crime affects the public, communities and businesses in various ways. Economic crime...

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Responding to the problem of organised crime is not solely the responsibility of the police and the criminal justice system.

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