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States of Jersey Police professional standards investigations (FOI)

States of Jersey Police professional standards investigations (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 22 December 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please provide a breakdown of professional standards investigations within States of Jersey Police in from 2019 to date. 

For each year, please break the figures down by summary of type of (alleged) misdemeanour and outcome of each case (for example,  still live, case discontinued, suspension, dismissal, and so forth).


Number of investigations

Below is a table displaying the total number of investigations within the States of Jersey Police in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 (to date). This includes both internal and external investigations. (HP) refers to the number of Honorary Police complaints investigated by States of Jersey Police.

YearTotal number of investigations
201960 (3 HP)
202084 (5 HP)
202155 (5 HP)
202264 (3 HP)
2023 to 13 December56 (0 HP)​

Summary of type of misdemeanour 

The conduct category represents the discipline breach types that was investigated, as laid out in Schedule 1 of the Police Complaints and Discipline Procedure (Jersey) Order 2000 which can be accessed via the link below: 

Police (Complaints and Discipline Procedure) (Jersey) Order 2000 (

More than one discipline code breach can be investigated for each case and multiple breaches can be investigated for each officer complained about.

Identifying the data requested for the years 2019 to 2021 relating to the type of (alleged) misdemeanour and outcome of each case would exceed the timescales prescribed in the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014. Therefore, Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been partly applied.

Conduct category20222023
Performance of duties2838
Use of Force and abuse of authority2518
Politeness and tolerance87
General Conduct104
Honesty and Integrity36
Fairness and impartiality40
Criminal offences01

​Case outcomes

Outcomes in the table below represent the finalisation of the case not individual discipline code breaches.


Outcome20222023 to date
Informal resolution
Remain open7


​Article applied

Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations. ​

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