10 November 2017
The Minister for Home Affairs, Deputy Kristina Moore, has appointed Dr Jason Lane as the new chairman of the Jersey Police Authority (JPA).
Dr Lane has been a member of the JPA for four years, serving as deputy chairman of the Authority since July 2015.
He was appointed as interim chairman in August and has now taken over the full role from Advocate Jonathan White, who was appointed as the first chairman of the JPA in 2013.
The JPA is an independent body responsible for the oversight of the States of Jersey Police and for ensuring that they deliver their key aims and objectives while maintaining an efficient and effective police service.
The JPA also provides a vital link between the Home Affairs Minister and the States of Jersey Police.
Deputy Moore said “I would like to thank Advocate Jonathan White for all his efforts and commitment to the Jersey Police Authority over the years, and I am delighted to announce Dr Jason Lane as the new chairman of the Authority. I wish him every success in the role and I very much look forward to working together to ensure the continuation of effective policing in Jersey.”
Speaking about his new appointment, Dr Lane said “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed the new chair of the JPA. My appointment on the JPA board has been one of the most interesting and rewarding voluntary experiences I have undertaken. It gives ordinary members of the public an opportunity to review the current policing system and to monitor the performance of the police. We will continue to work alongside the Minister for Home Affairs and the senior management team at the States of Jersey Police to monitor the transformation of the new policing model introduced this year. We especially look forward to the expected benefits of using mobile technology in 2018 and beyond.”
An open recruitment process was undertaken, overseen by the Jersey Appointments Commission, to appoint a permanent chair for the JPA. The position was advertised at the start of October 2017, and shortlisted applicants were interviewed at the end of the month.