The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a Crown Dependency. It comprises the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Brecqhou, Jethou, Lihou and some uninhabited islets. It covers an area of just over 63 square kilometres. The resident population is about 64,000. Guernsey’s Government is called the States of Guernsey, referred to as ‘the States’.
Guernsey Police operates under the Bailiwick Law Enforcement (BLE). BLE comprises of the Guernsey Police and Guernsey Border Agency. They are distinct organisations but since 2013 have operated under a single head and a shared senior management team.
HMICFRS’s role in inspecting this force
HMICFRS independently inspects Guernsey Police upon invitation.
In the case of the Guernsey, the Committee for Home Affairs invite us to inspect the Bailiwick of Guernsey Law Enforcement.
Guernsey Police is a relatively small force and its capacity and capability have limitations. For this reason, we do not compare it directly with other forces or grade it.
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