Sovereign Base Areas Police
Infobox UK Police
name= Sovereign Base Areas Police
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
population= Approx 15,000
size= 254 km²
title= Chief Constable
head= David Kelly
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 Dhekeliain 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 Policeand 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).
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* [http://www.sba.mod.uk/web_pages/sbap.htm SBA Police website]
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