New centenier appointed in St Helier

St Helier has avoided a fine after appointing a new centenier.

Malcolm L'Amy, ex Chef de Police for St Peter, was elected unopposed.

About 20 people attended the nomination meeting to hear Deputy Jackie Hilton nominate Malcolm L'Amy.

The deputy made mention of the dedication of Mr L'Amy to the Honorary Police of Jersey and listed some of his achievements over the past eight years including five awards from the Honorary Police Association.

He was also an island-wide trainer on laser speed detection for the Honorary Police and a member of the of the Jersey Domestic Violence Forum.

St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft said: "While it is, of course, a relief to the parish that we are able to fill this vacancy for centenier, and avoid being fined by the Royal Court, the election of Mr L'Amy is much more important than that, as he brings to the role of Centenier a wealth of experience.

"He will be able to go straight to work without the customary need for an induction period, and will bring to the role, in addition, his skills in honorary police training which will be invaluable to the Parish Honorary Police team."

Mr L'Amy said he looks forward to working with the constable in whom he has every confidence and with the team of honorary officers in St Helier.

A centenier is the only officer entitled to charge and bail offenders in Jersey.

St Helier faced a fine from the Royal Court if did not find a new centenier this summer and is still looking to fill over 20 Honorary Police positions in the parish.

Anyone interested should contact St Helier Town Hall.

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