Community and Constitutional Affairs

The Department for Community and Constitutional Affairs aims to improve islanders’ quality of life by helping create a safe, just and equitable society. 

The department oversees criminal justice, social policy, constitutional and justice policy, housing policy and the administration of the services that support these aims.

Focus for 2017-2019

  1. Maintaining public safety and high standards of front line services.
  2. Modernising the workforces, through investment in technology and premises.
  3. Developing more collaborative working and operating models between the different service areas.

Savings & New Revenue

By 2016 the Community and Constitutional Affairs Department will have made savings of £1.7 million.  The department is now committed to making a further £3.1 million of recurring savings between 2017 and 2019 by:

  • Redesigning services within the States of Jersey Police, the Jersey Fire and Rescue Services and Jersey Customs and Immigration Service
  • Revising user pays charges
  • Reducing full-time staff
2017 - 2019


To support our key areas of focus we will be allocating £179,000 of growth between 2017 and 2019 for:

  • The Adult Safeguarding Board, and
  • The additional costs from the new Police Headquarters and associated facilities

The Department will also be able to draw on earmarked funds of £1.65 million from 2017 provided for initiatives to support vulnerable children.

2017 - 2019