Stalybridge Apprentice First to Receive Chief Constable Award
Friday 15th July 2016 13:22 News Stalybridge Posted by Tom Greggan

A 21-year-old from Stalybridge has become the first apprentice to receive a commendation from GMP’s Chief Constable thanks to his work supporting the team tackling modern slavery.
Ryan Orme was nominated as part of the Modern Slavery Unit (M.S.U.) for their outstanding work in past year.

Working as an admin support apprentice, Ryan maintains the National Modern Slavery Tracker, helping to keep an accurate record of the number of modern slavery crimes reported across Greater Manchester.

As part of his apprenticeship Ryan is completing a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration with training provider Damar Training. Ryan has also recently become a Special Constable after attesting on June 29th, now serving the community of Oldham.

Commenting on his award, Ryan said: “I’m really proud to have been recognised for my contribution to the Modern Slavery Unit and in helping save victims from this horrendous crime. Having joined GMP in September 2015 I have been made to feel very welcome into the team and the police family.

“After completing my apprenticeship I want to continue helping the communities of Greater Manchester in my current role as a Special Constable, I’m also in the process of applying for a Local Resolution Officer post which I see this as the next step in becoming a regular officer in the future.

Throughout the year GMP’s Chief Constable Ian Hopkins gives out commendations to staff, officers and members of the public for their outstanding contribution to the local community.
On Ryan’s award, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: “Ryan’s commendation as part of the Modern Slavery Unit is thoroughly deserved.

“His commitment and dedication in supporting his colleagues, both in his capacity as an admin support apprentice and Special Constable, are exactly the type of qualities that we seek at GMP.
“I have no doubt that Ryan has a bright future ahead of him, one that hopefully GMP and the Greater Manchester community can benefit from.”