About NPMP

The Northern Police Monitoring Project (NPMP) has been set up to as an independent campaigning and advocacy organisation to educate, empower and organise the people of Manchester and the surrounding area in the face of increasing police harassment, violence and racism.

The NPMP has 3 objectives

1. Campaigning

It exists to provide a forum to unite the various campaigns that have been set up in our communities in response to police harassment, violence, intimidation and criminalisation. NPMP operates as a forum to unite these groups and also support emerging campaigns as and when they are established.

2. Monitoring

NPMP attempts to get a bigger picture of the level and forms of police harassment in our communities. Learning from the initiative set up in London in the 1980s, the Newham Monitoring Project (http://www.nmp.org.uk/), we aim to monitor the response of organisations including the police to the local community

3. Advising

NPMP aims to work within our communities suffering police harassment to provide advice, support, advocacy and access to specialist legal assistance for individuals and families, as well as community outreach initiatives and educational projects including know-your-rights workshops in relation to police ‘Stop and Search’ powers. These workshops will be replicated across different communities in the Manchester area.

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In order for us to gain the trust and confidence of those individuals, groups and communities we are working with and to allow us to offer a genuine challenge to the official narrative around crime and policing in our communities, WE ARE ENTIRELY INDEPENDENT FROM THE POLICE AND OTHER OFFICIAL STATE AGENCIES.

email: whopolicesthepolice [@] gmail.com

Deyika Nzeribe (1966-2017)

Deyika Nzeribe was one of the founders and main organisers of the Northern Police Monitoring Project. His hard work and creativity made many of the events and services that the NPMP have offered in the past, possible. However, Deyika's work transcended NPMP. He was a...

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Police corruption and community resistance

A piece by 2 of the Northern Police Monitoring Project founders Joanna Gilmore and Waqas Tufail. On police corruption, community resistance and the work NPMP does. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09627251.2013.865491

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NPMP statement on ‘Project Servator’

We are concerned about the implementation of ‘Project Servator’ in our city. A video tweeted by Greater Manchester Police (@GMpolice) showed uniformed officers handing out leaflets in the Manchester Arndale shopping centre. Superintendent Chris Hill stated that those who do not want to engage with leafleting officers would be ‘watched’ by plain-clothes officers. He has also urged the public not to worry about more ‘checks’ taking place.

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Northern Police Monitoring Project: Public Statement, National Stephen Lawrence Day

Today – the 22 April 2019 – marks the first National Stephen Lawrence Day. It provides us with an important opportunity to commemorate the life of Stephen. And it provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the work that still needs to be done to support local people, communities and campaigns in the face of police harassment, intimidation, violence and racism.

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Christopher Alder Justice Campaign Appeal

Northern Police Monitoring Project have been proud and honoured to know, support and be supported by Janet Alder. Janet is a tireless campaigner who is appealing for support in order to tell the story of her brother's death, 20 years ago. Janet is aiming to raise...

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Hundreds gather for Christopher Alder memorial march

On Saturday 31st March, the Christopher Alder Campaign for Justice and supporters held a memorial march to mark the 20th anniversary of Christopher’s death. On 1st April 1998, Christopher died, handcuffed, lying face down on the floor of a Hull police station. As...

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The End of Policing… Sex Work

Alex S. Vitale, Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College, discusses the policing of sex work and offers an excerpt from his new book The End of Policing.    Police in Manchester and across the UK are hard at work  criminalizing people involved in sex work. We...

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