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  • The States of Jersey Police is the official police service of Jersey

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  • It was established in its current form by the Police Force (Jersey) Law, 1974 and consists of around 240 officers
  • This was some 130 years after the need for a full-time force was identified
  • A body of paid and uniformed town police was set up in Saint Helier in 1854, which became the nucleus of the Paid Police established to operate Island-wide in 1951 by the Paid Police Force (Jersey) Law
  • The Paid Police was renamed the States of Jersey Police in 1960
  • The States Police supports the system of elected Honorary Police in each parish that has been in place in the Island since 1204
  • The States of Jersey Police are the only officers with Island-wide powers and provide a professional response to all serious crime in the Island
  • Under a memorandum of understanding with the twelve parish forces the latter routinely handle minor matters and traffic control, but Centeniers remain the only officers able to bring charges
  • The fictional Bureau des Étrangers department of the States of Jersey Police featured in the British TV series Bergerac

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