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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

"Jersey Gets Two New Cops From The UK"

Two senior police officers have been recruited from the UK to bolster the Jersey force.

Stewart Gull
Superintendent Stewart Gull takes over as Head of Crime. He is currently a Chief Superintendent with Suffolk police and has more than 30 years experience as a police officer.

In 2006 he headed Operation Sumac, a two-year investigation which led to the conviction of the Ipswich serial murderer, who had dumped the naked bodies of five women around the edge of the town. Mr Gull was awarded the Queen's Police Medal two years ago.

Bernie Gravett
The other appointment, Superintendent Bernard Gravett becomes Head of Operations. Mr Gravett is currently a Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police and has over 30 years of experience in many areas of policing.

As the Divisional Commander of Westminster Central, which covers the West End, he had a staff of 560 and a £20 million budget. He is currently the UK team leader in a joint venture with Romania dealing with issues like human trafficking and intelligence-sharing.

Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand has also announced that Barry Taylor will be Jersey's Deputy Chief Officer for the next two years. He has been Acting Deputy Chief since early 2009.

Barry Taylor
He helped set up the UK's National Criminal Intelligence Service and for a time headed the national central bureau of Interpol. Before coming to Jersey he was Deputy Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police in Wales.

Senator Le Marquand said he wanted to publicly thank Mr Taylor "for the very significant contribution which he has made in the past and wish him well in his continuing role".


  1. Let us hope the new officers are way above the calibre and integrity of the last two imported muppets, Weirdcop & Grabwell....

  2. Senator Le Marquand is insinuating that the SOJP are more or less "thick", and that the CID could not find a birds nest.
    There are 240 of them,he is doing his best to give them an inferiority complex, surely some of them deserve a chance to fill these vacancies!.