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Friday, 15 September 2017

Surrey officers fly to British Virgin Islands to offer support




Nine police officers from the Surrey and Sussex forces are amongst a contingent of officers from a total of 14 forces from across the UK who flew out to the British Virgin Islands on Sunday to assist the police for an initial period of two weeks.

The officers comprise one Superintendent from the joint Surrey and Sussex Operations Command, one Sergeant from Sussex, and seven Constables (five from Sussex and two from Surrey), as requested by the National Police Co-ordination Centre (NPoCC).

Following official requests made through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, NPoCC worked with government partners and the Ministry of Defence to arrange this deployment. Officers will be embedded directly with the local military HQ and will support the local force in maintaining law, order and policing services.

They can also assist in locating missing peOPLE, including British nationals, liaise with UK authorities and assist with family liaison.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

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