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Police and Fire Services

Home Department

The department looks after the island's Police and Fire Services, the Prison Service, Parole, Customs, Immigration, Probation and Emergency Planning including civil defence.

Mission Statement

"The Home Department uses all available resources to build and protect a safe, just and tolerant society for all the people of the Bailiwick."

The department advises the States on matters relating to:

  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • The Island's Police force
  • Fire & Rescue Service
  • Prison Service
  • Customs and Immigration
  • Broadcasting Services within the Bailiwick
  • All forms of gambling in the Island
  • Probation, Through care and After care.

It is responsible for:-

The organisation of Broadcasting Services within the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

The administration of controls over immigration and the import and export of goods, the registration of shipping and the collection of impôts and import duties.

Liaison with the Data Protection Office.

Emergency planning including responses to Civil Protection and Nuclear issues.

The Fire Brigade and the provision of services for fire fighting, rescue and salvage in the Islands of Guernsey and Herm.

The control of all forms of gambling in the Island.

Liaison with the Parole Review Committee and the provision of administrative services to that Committee.

The Island Police Force and the effective and efficient policing of the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

The Prison Service and the efficient control and administration of the States Prison.

The operation of the Attendance Centre for young offenders and the introduction of other alternative sentences to full custodial sentences.

The provision of the States Probation, Through Care and After Care services.


  • Deputy Geoff Mahy

Deputy Minister:-

  • Deputy Francis Quin

Other Members:-

  • Deputy Marc Laine
  • Deputy Sam Maindonald
  • Deputy Jenny Tasker

last updated: 18/06/2008 at 14:17
created: 28/12/2006

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