Jersey chief minister suggests joint pan-island police force

Jersey's chief minister, Ian Gorst, has said a joint Channel Island police force would be part of his "personal vision" for future co-operation.

"[The two forces] are already working closely together," he said. "They're doing joint training... so they've already made fantastic progress."

Speaking to BBC Radio Jersey, Senator Gorst also suggested a joint external affairs committee.

He said: "We should be... working towards more confederated bodies."

The annual passing out ceremony for both islands' new police recruits was held jointly for the first time in 2011.

Jonathan Le Tocq, Guernsey's Home Department minister, was unavailable for comment.

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