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The role of the honorary police in each parish is to maintain
law and order in the community. Honorary policing is a voluntary
service that has been part of Jersey life for hundreds of years and
is considered to be the envy of many communities outside the
There are many ways in which you can serve the community by
joining the honorary police. The honorary police do more then road
checks, attend road accidents and police public events - they also
undertake a variety of other duties and can provide help, advice
and solutions in many situations of minor nature where a formal
investigation by the states of Jersey police may not be
There is a friendly welcome to anyone who is able to give a
little time to the Parish as an Honorary Police Officer. If you are
aged between 20 and 69, are a resident of St Helier, have some
spare time and would like to help the community and become more
involved, then please contact the Honorary Police Administrator for
St Helier on 811890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Helier Honorary Police consists of 10 Centeniers, 11
Vingteniers and 33 Constable's Officers, all of whom work entirely
on an unpaid voluntary basis. The term of office for all Police
ranks is three years, with Constable, Centeniers, Vingteniers and
Constable's Officers being elected by the whole Parish.
Training is essential and a variety of courses are available to
ensure an officer is able to carry out his/her duties. Honorary
police officers are required to complete a basic foundation course.
Once this foundation course has been completed there are a number
of additional courses which can be undertaken.
Honorary Police officers not only provide a valuable service to
their parish and community, but they also gain confidence from the
duties undertaken and learn new skills through the training they
receive and situations they experience. Skills that transfer
directly to the workplace include communication and negotiation
skills, calmness under pressure, problem solving, management skills
and many others.
Honorary policing is not just about undertaking duties - there
is also a social side. Parishes have teams responsible for
organising social events for the officers and their families, e.g.
BBQ's and quiz nights. There are also a number of Island-wide
functions such as dinners, clay pigeon shooting, pétanque and golf.
Come and join us, make new friends and make a valuable contribution
to your Parish.
Contact the Duty Centenier
Phone: 07829 722227
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