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Honorary Police stop duties at Haut de la Garenne

PRESS RELEASE from the JERSEY HONORARY POLICE
RE INVOLVEMENT OF HONORARY POLICE AT HAUT DE LA GARENNE

After some 27 days of support to the States of Jersey Police in cordon duties around the Haut de la Garenne site, the Honorary Police has been advised that they can now stand down from this duty.

Initial duty started at 1.00 pm on Saturday 23rd February and has involved 125 officers from all over the Island undertaking some 463 two hour slots.  They will be completing their duties on Thursday 20th March at 6.00 pm. 

This involved 911 hours on cordon duties which d"sn't include the travelling time from the various Parishes to the incident and back.  A coordinating team of Honorary Officers including the Chef de Police of St. Martin, Mo Gotel, Centenier Nick Andrews of Grouville, Vingtenier Mitch Couriard of St. Helier and President of the Honorary Police Association and CO Karen Gough the Honorary Police Administrator for St. Martin, have all been involved in co-ordinating the rosters for Officers during this period of time.

This has still to be collated but is also going to exceed some 200 hours.  They have also spent many hours involved in meetings with the States of Jersey Police in briefings as well as ensuring that the officers have attended on the appropriate times during this long duty.

This is the longest time that the Honorary Police have been involved in such an incident.  The President, Mr Mitch Couriard, has been absolutely delighted with the response that the Parishes have given and the dedication that the Officers have committed during this period of time.

The Constable of St. Martin has also voiced his appreciation of the Parishes all joining together to support this mammoth task of commitment by the Honorary Police over the last 27 days.

Further information can be obtained from one of the co-ordinating team, Vingtenier Mitch Couriard, President of the Honorary Police or the Constable of St. Martin. 

Mitch Couriard is available for comment.

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