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The States of Jersey Police is the professional police service of Jersey. It was established in its current form by the Police Force (Jersey) Law, 1974. 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...

This was some 130 years after the need for such a force was identified. A body of paid and uniformed town police was set up in St. Helier in 1854, which became the nucleus of the Paid Police established to operate Islandwide in 1951 by the Paid Police Force (Jersey) Law. The Paid Police was renamed the States of Jersey Police in 1960. 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

The States police supplements the system of elected Honorary Police in each parish that has been in place in the Island since 1204. A parish is a subdivision. ...

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STATES OF JERSEY (4338 words)
Paragraph 1 of the proposition stated that the States:
That aside, and accepting that Jersey has a tradition of honorary service, chairmanship of a police authority is a heavy responsibility for any member of the public and it may be that the post should have been recognised by way of remuneration.
Once the cost of the annual policing plan is known and approved by the police authority, the difference between the cost of the plan and the amount given in grants is made up by the precept.
Jersey Police Complaints Authority: report for 2003 (512 words)
The Authority was established under the Police (Complaints and Discipline) (Jersey) Law 1999 to supervise the investigation of certain complaints made by members of the public against police officers.
Members of the Jersey Police Complaints Authority were appointed for a term of 3 years which expired on 31st December 2003.
The Authority believes that the decision of the States in 1999 to establish this independent supervisory body was well-founded and provides the public with the reassurance that, should a complaint be made against the Police, a truly independent monitoring and supervision process is available.
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