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Jersey's police force is celebrating its 60th birthday. The States of Jersey Police is planning a day of special events to mark the occasion.
The day began with a tweet from the force's official twitter account which said: "Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday SOJP, happy birthday to us! Today we hit the grand age of 60!"
It coincides with a roll out of their social media presence, including a new video channel to give islanders a behind-the-scenes look at what they do.
Sergeant Leo Sheridan said: “The use of social media is another way for the States of Jersey Police to communicate with the public and it is great for us to be able to reach different audiences. Young people often do not use traditional news sites and this is a particularly good method of engaging with them."
Today there will also be a medal presentation followed by a themed tea party.
They are being presented to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and are awarded to those in the Armed Forces and emergency services, and to prison service personnel with more than five years’ service.
All officers will also be presented with a commemorative coin to mark 60 years of the States of Jersey Police.
This afternoon the force will be holding a 1950s themed tea party for 40 youngsters and 20 carers from Mont a L’Abbe.
As well as the obligatory tea and cakes the students will get to grips with a police motorbike and pedal cycle, as well as meet one of the police dogs, Ripper.