Law enforcement in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force
Abbreviation RSVGPF
Agency overview
Formed January 4, 1999
Employees 691
Jurisdictional structure
National agency VC
Operations jurisdiction VC
Size 150 square miles (390 km2)
Population 109,000
General nature

Agency executive
Facilities
Stations 23
Website
Official Website

Law enforcement in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is the responsibility of the Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF),[1] which was founded in 1999.[2] The Commissioner of Police is Colin John,[1] who commands 691 police officers and civilian employees,[3] in 23 police stations,[4] who serve a resident population of 109,000.[5]

The RSVGPF maintain two paramilitary forces the Special Service Unit, and the Coast Guard, both units are responsible for internal security.[6][7] Defense is the responsibility of Regional Security System.[8] There is also one non-policing organization under the command of the RSVGPF the Fire Brigade, which is currently directed by Inspector Joseph Jack.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force website Archived 2013-03-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Referenced by the Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force background information
  3. ^ Referenced by Comparative Criminology Archived 2015-06-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Referenced by the Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force station list
  5. ^ Referenced by World Bank
  6. ^ Referenced by the Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force
  7. ^ Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard webpage Archived 2013-03-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ US Department of State entry Retrieved 4 June 2007
  9. ^ Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Fire Brigade operating structure

External links

  • Official Website
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