Programme Challenger is Greater Manchester’s partnership response to serious and organised crime. It's made up of many different agencies, who all work together to disrupt and dismantle individuals and networks committing serious crime across the city-region, including running drug lines, exploiting people for financial gain, buying and using firearms, and laundering the money they make from their criminality.
The key areas of work for Programme Challenger include:
- Modern slavery
- Organised crime
- Criminal exploitation of children, young people and vulnerable adults
- Economic crime
- Foreign national offenders
- Offender management