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Celebrating 60 years

2012. The year London hosts the Olympics… The Queen marks her Diamond Jubilee …. and States of Jersey Police celebrates its 60th Anniversary.

The Force will be marking 60 years of policing the Island in May, and a series of events and celebrations are planned to mark the occasion.

Although the States of Jersey Police hits the big 60 this year the force actually dates back to 1853, when a small group of uniformed officers operated in St Helier. (Pictured above - officers are sworn in at the Royal Court in 1952.)

Over time the force grew, extending their patrols of the Island from the town into other parishes on pedal cycles and even horseback.

It was not until 1952 that a Police Bill was passed transferring the control of the paid police from the parish of St Helier to the States of Jersey and on May 24 1952 the official force was founded with 64 police officers.

Over the years policing has dramatically changed, the development of technology assists the force on many ways, but the ethos of the force remains the same - to serve the community we live in.

Throughout the year we will be delving in our archives and digging out some photographs and stories from our past.

And as well as that officers will be taking part in a series of charity events entitled the 60 / 60 challenge, so whether it’s the Swimarathon, the ITEX walk or a sponsored abseil officers will be doing even more for the community.

 

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