The Chief Police Officer has said the force will use their new unprecedented powers ‘carefully’.
Robin Smith said this in an written an open letter to everyone in Jersey published today.
Robin Smith only took up the role as Jersey’s Chief Officer a few months ago, but now he is pleading with the public to only contact the police if you really need them.
He has laid out three priorities for the force during the coronavirus pandemic:
- To encourage people to comply with the new restrictions and if necessary take action against those not listening.
- Officers will apply their discretion and ask questions to find out individuals circumstances
- Maintain ‘the best’ service to the public whilst protecting staff
The Chief Officer also highlights that contingency plans have been made in case staff fall ill.