Sovereign Base Areas Police

Infobox UK Police
name= Sovereign Base Areas Police
area= Akrotiri and Dhekelia
start= 1960
population= Approx 15,000
size= 254 km²
officers= 256
title= Chief Constable
head= David Kelly
divname= Divisions
divno= 2
stations= 3
budget= Unknown
HQ= Episkopi





web= [http://www.sba.mod.uk/web_pages/sbap.htm SBA Police website]
The Sovereign Base Areas Police is the local civilian police force for the British controlled Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus. Established in August 1960, the force has responsibility for all 15,000 residents of the SBAs, including military personnel. However, for any military offences committed by service personnel on military property, authority lies with the Cyprus Joint Police Unit, which is a military unit made up of members of the Royal Military Police and Royal Air Force Police.

The SBA Police consists of a total of 256 officers, consisting of seven British senior officers, with the remainder recruited from the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. In addition to its regular policing duties, the SBA Police has responsibility for the operation of Dhekelia Prison.

Although the SBA Police is administered by the Ministry of Defence, it is a separate force from the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP).

ee also

*Sovereign Base Areas
*Sovereign Base Areas Customs
*Ministry of Defence Police
*Gibraltar Services Police

External links

* [http://www.sba.mod.uk/web_pages/sbap.htm SBA Police website]


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