Jersey Law 11/1993




A LAW     to amend further the Police Force (Jersey) Law 1974, sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council of the


31st day of MARCH 1993



(Registered on the 14th day of May 1993)






The 29th day of September 1992


THE STATES, subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law –


In paragraph (5) of Article 3 of the Police Force (Jersey) Law 1974,1 as amended (hereinafter referred to as “the principal Law”), for the words “the United Kingdom” there shall be substituted the words “any other part of the British Islands”.


After paragraph (3) of Article 8 of the principal Law2 there shall be inserted the following paragraphs –

“(4)        Subject to paragraphs (5), (6) and (7) of this Article, an Order under sub-paragraph (d) of paragraph (3) of this Article may provide procedures for –

(a)     the informal resolution by the Chief Officer, or by a member of the Force appointed by him, of complaints of such descriptions as may be prescribed, and for giving the member of the public who made the complaint a record of the outcome of any such procedure if he applies for one within such period as may be prescribed;

(b)     giving a member of the Force against whom a complaint has been made which falls to be resolved informally an opportunity of commenting orally or in writing on the complaint.

(5)          A complaint does not fall to be resolved informally unless –

(a)     the member of the public concerned gives his consent; and

(b)     the Chief Officer is satisfied that the conduct complained of, even if proved, would not justify a criminal or disciplinary charge.

(6)          Subject to paragraph (7) of this Article, no statement made by any person for the purpose of the informal resolution of a complaint shall be admissible in any subsequent criminal, civil or disciplinary proceedings.

(7)          A statement is not rendered inadmissible by paragraph (6) of this Article if it consists of or includes an admission relating to a matter which does not fall to be resolved informally.”.


This Law may be cited as the Police Force (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Law 1993 and shall come into force on such day as the States may by Act appoint.




Greffier of the States.

1        Volume 1986-1987, page 81.

2        Volume 1973-1974, page 378.

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