States look at Police reform
Police reform is top of the States agenda today which could lead to a radical shake up of the force.
Currently the Home Affairs Minister, Senator Ian Le Marquand, is responsible for overseeing the Police but the States will vote to establish an independant group.
The Jersey Police Authority would take the oversight of police work out of the hands of the politicians. They would ensure the force was running efficiently and would be set up next year.
The Home Affairs Minister would retain overall responsibility for police policy and would be responsible for securing their budget.
Under the changes parish constables would also have some of their powers cut back.