|Why is there an Honorary Police Force
The Role and Duties of the Honorary Police
The Role of the Honorary Police is to keep Law and Order in each Parish to ensure a safe environment for all.
The tasks are very varied and can include the following -
Foot and mobile patrols
Undertaking speed and road checks
Undertaking licence premises and curfew checks
Assisting with searches for “Missing Persons”
Assisting with policing major events
Centeniers undertaking Parish Hall Enquiries
Assisting and co-operating with colleagues from the States of Jersey Police
Assisting and co-operating with other Parishes’ Honorary Police in the policing of Island Events
As well as the above, twice a year Centeniers and Vingteniers assist their Parishes with the "Visite du Branchage" and, once every six years, the "Visite Royale".
Centeniers, Vingteniers and Constables Officers make up the Honorary Police Force in each Parish
A Duty is usually for a week on a rota basis. Parishes differ slightly in their specific arrangements, however, all parishes hold a monthly meeting that their Connétable attends.
The traditions of the Honorary Police date back hundreds of years but adapt to keep up with changing times and busy lifestyles.
There is always someone requiring help and, as an Officer, a great deal of satisfaction is gained in giving assistance to the public. Most people are grateful to see an Honorary Police Officer in their hour of need.