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Encyclopedia > Gibraltar Services Police

The Gibraltar Services Police (GSP) is a civil police force which guards and enforces law on Ministry of Defence installations on Gibraltar. A civil police force is a police force comprised of civilians and not military personnel. ... This articles deals with the British ministry, see defence minister for other countries. ... Motto: Nulli Expugnabilis Hosti (Latin: Conquered By No Enemy) Languages English (official), an English-influenced Spanish dialect called Llanito is also spoken Capital (Gibraltar) Coordinates 36°07′ N 5°21′ W Governor and Commander-in-Chief Sir Francis Richards Chief Minister Peter Caruana Area  - Total  - % water not ranked (192 if...


The Gibraltar Services Police is a statutory police force established under the Police Ordinance of the Laws of Gibraltar. The Chief Police Officer (currently Chief Superintendent John Durante) is appointed by the Governor of Gibraltar and is responsible to the Commander British Forces Gibraltar. List of Governors of Gibraltar (Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office) See also Chief Minister of Gibraltar Categories: Politics of Gibraltar ...


In October 2004 the strength of the force was: 1 Chief Superintendent, 2 Chief Inspectors, 6 Inspectors, 15 Sergeants, 103 Constables, and 16 civilian staff. Chief Superintendent (Ch Supt; colloquially Chief Super) is a senior rank in the British Police. ... Chief Inspector (Ch Insp) is a rank in British Police forces. ... Inspector is a rank in many police forces. ... This article is about the rank of sergeant. ... United Kingdom A Constable is a police officer in Britain and most countries with a British colonial history (now mostly members of the Commonwealth of Nations). ...


Since 20 March 1997 the GSP has shared a purpose-built headquarters with the British Armed Forces' Gibraltar Provost and Security Unit at HMS Rooke. March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... Headquarters denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ... The armed forces of the United Kingdom are known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majestys Armed Forces, officially the Armed Forces of the Crown. ...


Pay and conditions of the force are identical to those of the Ministry of Defence Police in the United Kingdom, of which it is a direct equivalent. The Gibraltar Services Police Association represents the interests of constables and sergeants. Like the MDP, GSP officers are all trained in the use of firearms. The Ministry of Defence Police (or MOD Police; MDP) is the police force of the British Ministry of Defence. ... A firearm is a kinetic energy weapon that fires either a single or multiple projectiles propelled at high velocity by the gases produced by action of the rapid confined burning of a propellant. ...


The force has a Marine Unit, founded in 1998, which comprises a sergeant and over twenty constables. It is charged with the seaward defence of Gibraltar's Royal Navy facilities and the warships moored in them, and also assists the Royal Gibraltar Police Marine Section with general security and enforcement patrols of Gibraltarian waters. It operates two 15-metre motor launches (which replaced the original 10-metre launches in 2003) and a number of rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RIBs). Royal Navy Ensign The Royal Navy is the navy of the United Kingdom. ... USS Port Royal (CG-73), a Ticonderoga class cruiser. ... Today a Launch is a motorboat with an open or half open deck. ... Two RIBs at Castletown, Portland, England A rigid-hulled inflatable boat or RIB is a light-weight but high performance and high capacity boat constructed with a solid, shaped hull and flexible tubes at the gunwale. ...


The force seconds officers to the the Gibraltar Co-ordinating Centre for Criminal Intelligence and Drugs (GCID).


External links

  • GSP Marine Unit (http://www.mod.uk/linked_files/mdp/TT121_Gibraltar.pdf)

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