The biggest shake-up in policing will see an increase in the number of officers  across Bolton's division.

As part of the new launch, there will be increased activity across Bolton this week to tackle key issues across the district, including burglary, anti-social behaviour (ASB), drug dealing and speeding.

These have been identified through intelligence, recent patrols and incidents, as well as concerns raised by our local residents.

Starting Monday, activity has already included engagement sessions with local schools, community drop-in sessions for residents to voice their concerns, targeted patrols and speeding checks in the most complained areas, with several fines issued as GMP crack down on those putting lives at risks through dangerous driving.

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This activity will continue beyond this week of action, as GMP work to address the key concerns across Bolton.

Superintendent Stephanie Parker said: “This is an extremely welcome change and will help ensure our officers on the ground are able to respond to incidents in a more timely, effective manner.

“Neighbourhood policing is pivotal to keeping our communities and residents safe, and we are sending out a clear message that Bolton is not the place for criminals to operate.

“During this week, we will be carrying out a serious of warrants to tackle drug dealing and target wanted nominals. We will also be carrying out targeted patrols to address ASB, burglary, begging and drug dealing, and will be running a range of educational sessions in schools across Bolton to cover topics such as knife crime and drugs, to highlight the long lasting impact these crimes can have on not only victims lives, but families, friends and communities too.

“There will be a range of community engagement sessions too, including drop-in sessions at a range of locations across Bolton as well as several community meetings, providing residents the opportunity to raise areas of concern, access crime prevention advice and also hear more about our plans to tackle issues previously discussed. I would encourage everyone to speak to our officers where the opportunity arises, and provide us with details of problem areas as these feed into our patrol plans which are continually reviewed.

“I would also like to reassure our residents that this isn’t just a week of amplified activity for the launch of these changes, this will lay the ground for continued activity to target problem areas identified by ourselves and our communities alike. We want local communities to be proud to live and work in Bolton, and we will continue to drive change to improve our service offer and help keep everyone safe.”

As part of the new Neighbourhood Policing Model, a new alert system has been launched which allows residents to sign up to for information regarding issues in their local area, on-going incidents as well as accessing a range of crime prevention advice too, 24 hours a day.

Bee In The Loop is your direct line to your neighbourhood policing team and will keep you in the loop about what is happening on your street and in your local community. Sign up to receive free text or email alerts –