Reporting system used by all other forces in British Isles launched in Jersey

States of Jersey Police. Picture: DAVID FERGUSON. (37693759)

THE States police has joined all other forces in the British Isles to launch an anti-corruption and abuse reporting system to enable Islanders to lodge concerns about officers’ behaviour.

The service, which is being run by the independent charity Crimestoppers, will enable people to report corrupt or criminal behaviour anonymously.

It will cover officers and staff who:

  • Provide information or influence in return for money or favours.

  • Use their policing position for personal advantage.

  • Cross professional boundaries or abuse their position for sexual purposes.

  • Abuse or control their partner, or those with which they have a relationship.

  • Engage in racist, homophobic, misogynistic or disablist conduct, on or off duty, in person or online.

Information received by Crimestoppers will be passed to the States police’s Professional Standards Department. They may then pass the information to specialist detectives to begin an investigation, take steps to safeguard someone at risk or in danger, or record the information to inform future investigations.

The service sits alongside the force’s existing complaints procedure and has been set up solely to take reports of corruption and or serious abuse committed by serving police officers, staff and volunteers.

Police chief Robin Smith said: “This new tool reflects our determination to uphold the highest standards of integrity and professionalism within SoJP, and is supported by the Jersey Police Authority and the Jersey Police Complaints Authority. There is never any room for complacency where corruption and abuse are concerned.”

Reports can be submitted online at or by phoning 0800 555 111.

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