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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Justice and Home Affairs

Our first duty is to keep Islanders safe and Jersey secure. Our vision is for Jersey to be a desirable place to live, work and visit, because people are safe and feel safe

​Our responsibilities

Justice and Home Affairs encompasses:

  • States of Jersey Police
  • States of Jersey Ambulance Service
  • States of Jersey Fire and Rescue Service
  • Emergency Planning
  • Jersey Customs and Immigration Service
  • States of Jersey Prison Service
  • Health and Safety Inspectorate
  • Office of the Superintendent Registrar

JHA also works with and has oversight of:

  • Jersey Field Squadron
  • Explosive Officers
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB)
  • Independent Prison Monitoring Board (IPMB)

Additionally, JHA works with the Jersey Police Authority (JPA) and the Jersey Police Complaints Authority (JPCA) on an arm's length basis.

Our objectives

JHA's objectives are to:

  • prevent injury, harm, and loss through proactively working together across government and with partners, identifying and resolving risks and threats to Jersey, its residents, and visitors
  • protect life and property, our community, economy, and environment by informing, administering and enforcing laws
  • respond to the needs of our communities and to emerging public safety, security challenges and make the most of opportunities in Jersey and beyond
  • enable the delivery of effective and efficient public safety and security services

Our vision is for Jersey to be a place to live, work and visit, where people are safe and feel safe, which is free from discrimination and where rights and differences are respected.

We'll achieve this by:

  • developing a modern, effective, efficient and integrated criminal, civil and administrative justice system, which focuses on prevention, early intervention and collaboration
  • creating a modern, effective, efficient and integrated ‘blue lights’ and emergency response service, which is collaborative and responsive to the needs of Jersey’s communities
  • safeguarding the rights of people in our island, including to travel
  • protecting our national security by controlling our borders against unlawful entry by people, goods and illegal trade
  • developing a prison service which focuses on changing behaviour, rehabilitation into the community and reducing the risks of reoffending

Departmental summary for Justice and Home Affairs

Come and join us to make a difference if you're interested in working for JHA.


Deputy Mary Le Hegarat

Minister for Justice and Home Affairs

Constable Richard Vibert

Assistant Minister

Senior management team

Kate Briden

Chief Officer for Justice and Home Affairs

Elaine Harbour

Director of the Health and Safety Inspectorate

Robin Smith

Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police

Peter Gavey

Chief Ambulance Officer

Mark Cockerham

Head of Jersey Customs and Immigration Service

Paul Brown

Chief Fire Officer

Susie Richardson

Prison Governor

Claire Follain

Superintendent Registrar

Documents, policies and publications

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