Gary Shewan

As assistant chief constable for Greater Manchester Police, and working in the force for the past 28 years, Garry has extensive experience of policing across a range of challenges. He was the architect of City Centre Safe, tackling alcohol related crime in Manchester, a key commander during the 2002 Commonwealth Games, was instrumental in designing the policing response to the riots in 2011, and led the expansion of Hate Crime to include crimes against those belonging to Alternative Sub-Cultures.

Garry’s expertise lies in the design and implementation of Neighbourhood Policing systems and consistently looks to how the relationship between communities and policing can be improved, including the development of a Community Based Asset approach to policing and stronger use of engagement as an effective tool.

He has been awarded the Queens Police Medal for distinguished service, which recognises Garry’s work within GMP, Cheshire and his national work on Neighbourhood Policing, Stalking and especially Restorative Justice.