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Alderney Police

The day-to-day policing of Alderney is provided by just three locally based officers. 

Alderney Police are managed by senior officers in Guernsey who make regular visits to the Island in order to ensure a quality policing service is available to local residents and visitors.

Fortunately crime rates within Alderney are relatively low compared to most other jurisdictions and through a community style of policing, officers seek to maintain that level of peace.

When more serious incidents do occur Alderney Police are able to call upon support from specialist officers from Guernsey. These officers can arrive in Alderney at very short notice.

Alderney Police enjoy good co-operation from the community it serves and with that support the police will aim to continue to provide an efficient and effective service.

St John Alderney Ambulance Service

The ambulance service on the island is staffed by volunteers. Their training is to the St. John standard required for accident and emergency care attendance on ambulances. Be advised that there is a charge for the use of this service.

Patients are transferred to the Mignot Memorial Hospital and any having major problems are then transferred to Guernsey or possibly Southampton. The transfer to Guernsey is available through Aurigny Air Services on a 24-hour emergency basis.

In the event of fog which prevents air evacuation then transfer is achieved with the aid of the RNLI and the Trent class lifeboat on permanent station in Alderney.

The St John Alderney Ambulance Service is a private company owned by The Priory of England and the Islands for the Order of St. John. The company operates the Ambulance Service on the Island. In 2012 St. John celebrated 60 years of service on Alderney.

There is no paramedic service available on Alderney.

The Alderney Voluntary Fire Brigade

The Alderney Voluntary Fire Brigade has a crew of 11 volunteer firefighters and is headed by Chief Fire Officer Mark Gaudion. The fleet of vehicles includes 1 water tender with ladder, 2 water carriers and 1 Land Rover. The brigade averages 40 call-outs a year with an average response time of just 9 minutes.

The Fire station is located at Crabby, the impressive 22x.9.5metre purpose-built station built in 2004, stands next to the ambulance station, below the Mignot Memorial Hospital and has direct access to main roads. The steel-frame construction is fitted out with modern technology, has four appliance bays, a workshop, kit room, mess and a training room.

Alderney RNLI Lifeboat Station

One of the RNLI's most active stations averaging 30 services a year over recent years, the station has an all-weather Trent class Lifeboat "Roy Barker I" 14-04 and is manned by a total of 18 crew which includes the Coxswains and the station full time mechanic.

The Alderney Lifeboat station was originally established in 1869, it was unfortunately closed in 1884, but was again re-established in 1985.