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Join Greater Manchester’s Independent Police Ethics Committee

Modern policing wrestles with ethical dilemmas every day. Could you play a part in helping the police negotiate challenging, complex and sometimes controversial issues by joining Greater Manchester’s Independent Police Ethics Committee?

The committee is seeking new members to provide advice, support and guidance to GMP and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime on the complex ethical issues that face modern policing.

The committee was the first of its type in the country and this innovative approach has carried through their work. The committee has been given a wide remit, with GMP pledging to give access to the service’s systems and people.

By having an ethics committee, the Deputy Mayor Kate Green and Chief Constable Stephen Watson are making an explicit and public commitment to transparent, ethical policing in Greater Manchester that is subjected to rigorous independent review and advice.

The committee considers both broad thematic issues - such as discrimination, safe drug use, and surveillance - and practical day-to-day issues, such as the use of body-worn cameras by police officers.

If you have a passion to help public bodies do the right thing, and a desire to make a difference, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you.

The committee is determined to ensure it continues to reflect the diverse communities of Greater Manchester, and is therefore particularly keen to hear from people from minority ethnic and LGBT communities, as well as people with disabilities.

The committee meets quarterly, with other work taking place outside the formal meetings. Remuneration and reasonable expenses are provided.

Apply to join the committee 

Our latest recruitment round is open. It will close on Tuesday 5 March 2024 at 23:59. 

To apply to become a member of Greater Manchester’s Independent Police Ethics Committee, please read the applicant pack below and then email with a cover letter setting out why you want to be a member of the committee and what skills you can bring to the role. Please also send an up-to-date CV, and also complete the monitoring form.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Applicant information pack Monitoring form