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Home Department

The Home Department's statement of purpose is to "use all available resources to build and protect a safe and just society for all the people of the Bailiwick."

Mandate & Service-Delivery

The Department has a wide portfolio and covers a diverse range of services and activities. The Department's mandate is delivered through 7 Business Units, or Operational Service Areas:

  • Central Services

  • Guernsey Police

  • Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service

  • Guernsey Probation Service

  • Guernsey Prison

  • Safeguarder Services

  • Guernsey Border Agency

Each of these Operational Service Areas has its own set of operational objectives and its own Service Head. Further information on each of these Operational Service Areas can be obtained by following the related links at the side of this page.

Delivery Plan

The Home Department is committed to delivering the objectives in the States Strategic Plan endorsed by the States and delivering its mandate.

The Delivery Plan sets out the Department's primary objectives and priorities over a fixed period, and includes an analysis of any risks that may impact on the Department's ability to meet its responsibilities.

The Department's Delivery Plan is fully aligned to the States Strategic Plan and can be downloaded from this page.

pdf icon Home Department Delivery Plan 2015-2018 [1Mb]

Annual Report

From 2015 the Department will publish an Annual Report reflecting on the previous year's achievements.

pdf icon Home Department Annual Report 2014 [1Mb]

Additional Responsibilities

  • Broadcasting

  • Criminal Justice Strategy

  • Data Protection*

  • Domestic Abuse Strategy

  • Drug & Alcohol Strategy

  • Electoral Roll

  • Emergency Planning

  • Gambling Control

  • Liquor Licensing

  • Secretariat support to Independent Panels

*The Home Department acts as a conduit through which the independent Data Protection Commissioner can approach the States Assembly.

Central Services

The Central Services Division is located at Les Vardes House in La Charroterie.

Central Services provides centralised support to the Operational Service Areas (HR, IT, Finance) and is the area through which policy, legislation, project management and the Department's additional responsibilities are primarily administered.

The Chief Officer of the Home Department is based at Central Services

Overview of Responsibilities

- Guernsey Police - Guernsey Prison - Guernsey Border Agency - Safeguarder Services - Broadcasting - Criminal Justice Strategy - Domestic Abuse Strategy - Drug and Alcohol Strategy - Gambling - Electoral Roll - Emergency Planning - Probation Service - Central Services - Fire and Rescue Services

Political Board

Minister Deputy Minister

Deputy Peter Gillson

Deputy Francis W. Quin

Board Members

Deputy Matthew Fallaize

Deputy Arrun M. Wilkie

Deputy Mary M.Lowe

Non States Board Members

Mr Andrew L Ozanne

Chief Officer

Chief Officer – Mr Mark De Garis

Contact Details

Home Department (Central Services)
Sir Charles Frossard House
La Charroterie
St Peter Port
Channel Islands
Tel: 44 1481 717000
Fax: 44 1481 711508

Opening Hours

8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday - Friday

Contacting Your Political Representatives

If you would like to contact a Member of the States on a specific subject their details are held in the States Members Contact Details Section. The link will take you to a full list of the States Members email addresses and, where relevant, their social media account details.

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