Five officers from Guernsey Police are travelling to London to support colleagues in the UK with Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral.
A call for mutual aid was put out ahead of the State Funeral (and all official activity taking place around that funeral) from police in the UK.
Inspector Dave Ecuyer, Sergeant Ben Rowe, and PCs Matt Le Page, Jessica Clarke, and Nick Brown are all being sent in response to that call and will be supporting on operational duties in London before, during and after the funeral.
The five officers were formally sworn in as UK constables this morning, to give them policing powers in England, shortly before they set off for London.
Ruari Hardy, the Head of Law Enforcement, said: “The opportunity for these officers to directly act on their Police oath and to serve the Royal Family during this time is a great privilege for Guernsey Police and the individual officers; I am sure they will represent our community with pride.
“Her Majesty’s State Funeral will see the Heads of State coming from around the world, and unprecedented crowds gathering across London to witness historic events. The security of all those involved and public safety will be an equally unprecedented policing operation for which comprehensive plans are in place, and The Guernsey Police are pleased to be able to send officers to support Operation London Bridge in this way on behalf of the Bailiwick.”
Main picture: Left to right, top row to bottom row: Inspector Dave Ecuyer, Chief Officer Ruari Hardy, PC Matt Le Page, PS Ben Rowe, PC Nick Brown, PC Jessica Clarke.