States of Jersey Police and Norfolk Constabulary agreement (FOI)
States of Jersey Police and Norfolk Constabulary agreement (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 30 August 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Can you please explain what agreement exists between the SOJ and the Norfolk Constabulary?
Why is it in Norfolk that Jersey officers complete their training and why is it Norfolk who always provide officers for independent investigations in Jersey?
How far back does this agreement go and who signed off on it please?
The States of Jersey Police (SOJP) and Norfolk Constabulary currently have a training agreement which sees SOJP Student Officers undertake their 10 week initial training in Norfolk. To date five SOJP Student Officers have undertaken their initial training in Norfolk and another five are due to commence their training in September.
Norfolk Constabulary is regarded as one of the UK’s leading forces in respect of Learning & Development, not only for Student Officers but also in respect of continual staff development. Norfolk Constabulary is not the only external police force that has assisted SOJP to conduct independent investigations. For example, Hampshire Constabulary and the States of Guernsey Police have both assisted in recent years.
The relationship between the SOJP and Norfolk Constabulary was established in 2018 and was agreed by the previous Acting Chief Officer Julian Blazeby.