St Helena Island is a great place to live or visit. Like any society there is crime, however we are proud to say that serious crime is a rarity, we have a community policing style and police by consent.
We have a small directorate which relies on the dedication and commitment of staff. Our Constabulary is a diverse force, made up of UK Tactical Coordinated Officers and Local Officers including South African national. There is a higher percentage of female then male officers.
Any crime committed on St Helena impacts our community, we try to prevent crimes before they occur and work hard to detect the crime and support victims. We also manage and support offenders after the judicial process.
The Police Directorate is driver by agreed vision and mission statement, we are held to a professional standard and are accountable to a code of ethics and our values
The Police Directorate is working towards these priorities collectively, we have a Criminal Investigation Department who oversees all criminal incidents, and is supported by the uniform and community teams who manages volume crime.
Acting Chief Inspector, Jonathan Thomas, said: “I am proud of all our staff, it takes special people to police in the community they live and work in. As a Directorate we strive to work in partnership with our community and provide a high quality police service. It is essential that we are visible and accessible and for our community to have trust and confidence in their Police Service.”
Public service is at the core of all we do, protecting & serving our community & delivering a safe environment for all.
Recorded crime: 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017 = 146
Recorded crime: 1st April 2017 – 31st March 2018 = 145
Recorded road traffic collisions: 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017 = 95
Recorded road traffic collisions: 1st April 2017 – 31st March 2018 = 87