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

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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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Criminal Exploitation (Trapped)

Look here to found out more about child and vulnerable adult criminal exploitation....

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Economic Crime

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


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