Police Constable Christopher Dunn, age 32, was arrested on Sunday after the execution of a search warrant.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is managing an investigation, being carried out by Greater Manchester Police.
Dunn has been charged with possession of an indecent image of a child. He will appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court today.
The arrest is not in connection with any other ongoing investigation.