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Criminal Justice Strategy achieving significant improvements

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Significant improvements and cost savings have been achieved since the Isle of Man Criminal Justice Strategy was approved by Tynwald in December 2012. Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has provided an update on the reforms, which are aimed at modernising processes, streamlining administration and reducing the number of low-level offences appearing before the courts. […]

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Minister praises flood response

| January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has praised the work of the emergency services in responding to the impact and aftermath of the recent severe weather. The Isle of Man Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Service, Emergency Services Joint Control Room and Civil Defence Unit were at the forefront of efforts to deal with problems caused […]

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Minister praises work of Victim Support Isle of Man

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has praised the important contribution made by a local charity towards supporting victims of crime in the Isle of Man. While the Island is considered one of the safest places in the British Isles, Mr Watterson said he recognised the growing demand for services provided by Victim Support Isle […]

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Minister praises Constabulary after significant fall in recorded crime

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

HOME Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has praised the effectiveness of the Isle of Man Constabulary following evidence of another significant decrease in the level of recorded crime. Already at a 30-year low, recorded crime in the Isle of Man fell by a further 15.8% during 2012-13, with substantial reductions across all the neighbourhood policing […]

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Kevin Groom appointed as next Chief Fire Officer

| January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

HOME Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has on Friday, January 11 announced the appointment of Kevin Groom as the Isle of Man’s next Chief Fire Officer. Mr Groom, who is currently Deputy Chief Fire Officer, will officially take up the position on 16 February 2013. He will succeed Brian Draper who is retiring after a […]

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Minister highlights importance of Youth Justice Team

| November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

HOME Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has highlighted the important contribution made by the Youth Justice Team towards enhancing community safety in the Island. The multi-agency team is led by the Isle of Man Constabulary and works to prevent offending by children and young people. It has enjoyed considerable success over recent years in helping […]

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Minister welcomes fall in recorded crime

| November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

HOME Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has welcomed evidence of a continued decrease in the level of recorded crime in the Island. The latest crime performance statistics released by the Isle of Man Constabulary compare favourably to those in England and Wales and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey and Guernsey. Overall recorded crime is 12.4% […]

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Visit of UK Champion for Active and Safer Communities

Visit of UK Champion for Active and Safer Communities

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

A well-known UK community reform champion has gained a personal insight into the proposed modernisation of the Island’s criminal justice system. Baroness Newlove, who visited the Island this week at the invitation of Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK, discussed a range of issues with members of the Isle of Man Criminal Justice Board. She […]

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Public consultation launched on Criminal Justice Strategy

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

A RADICAL reform of the Isle of Man’s criminal justice system is being proposed as part of a drive to make it better, faster, simpler and more cost efficient. A new national strategy identifies opportunities to modernise processes, streamline administration and reduce the number of low-level offences appearing before the courts. It suggests alternative ways […]

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Minister praises efforts of emergency services

| October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

HOME Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has praised the work of the emergency services in responding to yesterday’s flash floods. The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service and Civil Defence Unit were at the forefront of efforts to deal with problems caused by persistent heavy rain. Fire crews from Douglas, Laxey, Ramsey, Castletown and […]

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