A female Greater Manchester Police officer at work in the station in the days before the computer revolutionised the way we live and work. She makes notes with a pad and pen and sits beside a large journal to which much of the information would be transcribed. We think this image dates from the mid 1970s but the office equipment would have been largely familiar to an officer of the 1930s.
You should call 101, the new national non-emergency number, to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response.
Always call 999 in an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, violence is being used or threatened or where there is danger to life.
You can also call anonymously with information about crime to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information. Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.