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Digital copy of Graham Power's Witness Statement to the Inquiry providing an account of his experiences and observations whilst Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police. [Some details redacted].

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Reference ZC/D/AW4/B2/16/WS000536
Date 2 November 2014
Scope and Content Provides evidence on matters arising before, during and after Operation Rectangle including the lead up the operation, the political environment within which the operation functioned and the aftermath of the operation, including his suspension. Includes reference to Operation Haven, a disciplinary enquiry into the discharge of his role as Chief Officer in relation to Operation Rectangle and a subsequent Judicial Review application against the decision to suspend him. Provides background information including an overview of his career in the United Kingdom between 1966 and 2000 and comments about joining the States of Jersey Police as Chief Officer in 2000. Sets out details of initial challenges and matters arising before Operation Rectangle, referring to: a Report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary; the political environment and the Jersey Way; the case against Roger Holland; and the appointment of Lenny Harper and his focus on professional standards including tackling idleness and corruption. Includes comments about the the relationship between the States of Jersey Police and the Honorary Police, descriptions of the roles and systems of both the States of Jersey Police and the Honorary Police, and comments about the division of powers and conflicts between the forces. Includes comments about the Family Protection Unit/Public Protection Unit, a description of the role of Chief Officer, noting hybrid nature of the role betwene policing and politics, and details about succession planning in respect of contract extensions. Sets out details about Police investigations, Operation Rectangle and spin-off investigations. Refers to the lead up to Operation Rectangle, setting out details of a number of cases that led to the decision to commence Operation Rectangle including: the Paul Every case, the case of the abuse of a sea cadet and the investigations at Victoria College. Also includes comments about the perception of cover-up and a description of a pincer movement against Senator Stuart Syvret and tensions between the States of Jersey Police and politicians. Includes comments about André Bonjour sitting on a report scoping an investigation into child abuse at Haut de la Garenne and refers to the start date of Operation Rectangle. Sets out details of the case of Alan and Jane Maguire, including reference to a formal complaint of Stuart Syvret and the involvement of Advocate Robert MacRae. Also comments on other specific allegations during Operation Rectangle and as a spin-off of Operation Rectangle. Details his involvement in Operation Rectangle and a description of reporting on the progress of Operation Rectangle. Refers to the search at Haut de la Garenne and increasing media interest surrounding the investigation, the financial management of the States of Jersey Police and Operation Rectangle and remarks about Senator Wendy Kinnard relinquishing control of Operation Rectangle. Includes comments about the prosecution process, including reference to specific cases such as the one involving [the Houseparents of a Family Group Home]. Comments on the small number of prosecutions and Lenny Harper's alleged negative comments regarding the prosecution process. Also Includes comments about other cases indicating a complacent attitude towards child protection issues, including cases brought to his attention by Deidre Mezbourian and Mike Pollard. Refers to the handover to David Warcup and Mick Gradwell and includes comments about a press conference held on 12 November 2008. Includes general observations about the political environment during Operation Rectangle and sets out details and comments about his suspension from the States of Jersey Police on 12 November 2008. Includes comments about Operation Blast relating to his alleged conduct in keeping secret files on Jersey politicians. Sets out his views on the Wiltshire Report and Operation Haven, the disciplinary enquiry into the discharge of his role as Chief Officer in relation to Operation Rectangle, and his views of the Napier Report, a review of the matter of his supension. Also includes an assessment of witness credibility in respect of David Warcup and others including Ian Le Marquand. Sets out a number of lessons to be learnt for the future and confirmation of his willingness to provide oral evidence to the Inquiry. For Exhibits GJ1 to GJ75 as referenced, see C/D/AW4/A5/16.
Names Austin-Vautier, Steven
Bailhache, Philip
Bailhache, William
Baker, André
Baker, Stephen
Baudains, Marnie
Birt, Michael
Bonjour, André Paolo
Boschat, Roy
Brain, Timothy, Dr
Burmingham, David, Inspector
Christmas, Ian
Clapham, Jill, Jurat
Clothier, Sir Cecil
Clyde-Smith, Julian Anthony
Cornelissen, Anton
Coxshall, Emma
Crich, Ian
Crowcroft, Simon
Crowe, Jeremy
De La Haye, John
Donnelly, Claude James
du Val, Shaun
Edmonds, John
Every, Paul
Fossey, Alison
Garrett, Trevor
Gradwell, Mick
Harper, Lenny
Hewlett, Peter
Holland, Roger
Holmes, Philip, Detective Constable
Jervis-Dykes, Andrew
Jones, Roly
Journeaux, Louise
King, Mike
Kinnard, Wendy, Senator
Labey, Carolyn, Deputy
Lakeman, Christopher
Layzell, Alistair
Le Breton, Bob
Le Breton, John, Jurat
Le Brocq, Bob
Le Claire, Paul
Le Cocq, Timothy
Le Main, Terry
Le Marquand, Ian, Senator
Le Sueur, Terry
Lewis, Andrew, Deputy
Lundy, Mario
MacRae, Robert, Advocate
Maguire, Alan
Maguire, Jane
McKeon, Tom
Mezbourian, Deidre
Minty, David
Moore, Brian
Napier, Brian, QC
Newth, Kim, Detective Constable
Nicolle, Stéphanie
O'Donnell, Laurence
Ogley, Bill
Pearson, John
Phillips, Jeremy
Pinel, Mick
Pollard, Mike
Power, Graham
Savile, Jimmy
Shaw, Bridget
Shenton, Ben, Senator
Shenton, Dick, Senator
Skinner, Anton
Sugden, Anne
Syvret, Stuart, Senator
Tapp, Matt
Thomas, Simon
Vibert, Mike
Walker, Frank
Warcup, David
Warren, Curtis
Wateridge, Gordon
Wherry, Danny
Yates, Silva, Constable of St Martin
Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service
ACPO Counter Terrorism Committee
ACPO Homicide Working Group
Association of Chief Police Officers
Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland
Bailiff of Jersey
Blanche Pierre Family Group Home
Chief Police Officers' Staff Association
Chief Minister's Department
Cleveland Police
Commodore Clipper (Ship)
Constable of St Ouen
Corporate Management Board
Council of Ministers
Criminal Investigation Department
Defence Committee
Education Sport and Culture
Family Protection Team
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Gatwick Airport
Gloucestershire Constabulary
Haut de la Garenne
Health and Social Services
Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate in Scotland
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary
HM Prison, La Moye
Home Affairs
Home Affairs Committee
Home Office
Honorary Police
Honorary Police Association
Independent Advisory Group
International Monetary Fund
Jersey Child Protection Committee
Jersey Live
Jersey Police Authority
Jersey Sea Cadets
Law Commission
Law Officers' Department
Lothian and Borders Police
Metropolitan Police Service
Middlesbrough Borough Police
National Crime Squad
News of the World
North Yorkshire Police
Northumbria Police
Operation Adrian
Operation Blast
Operation Haven
Operation Ore
Operation Rectangle
Operation Tuma
Operation Yewtree
Police Complaints Authority
Police National Computer
Police Staff College, Bramshill
Pomme D'Or Hotel
Privy Council
Public Protection Unit
Queen's College, Oxford
Rotary Club of Jersey
Royal Court
Scottish National Party
Serious Organised Crime Agency
Shadow Police Authority
Sky News
Solicitor General
South Yorkshire Police
St Martin's Parish Hall
St Paul's Centre
States Complaints Board
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Fire Service
States of Jersey Police
Strathclyde Police
Sunday Times
Teesside Constabulary
The Times
Victoria College
Wiltshire Police
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Digital copy of Graham Power's Witness Statement to the Inquiry providing an account of his experiences and observations whilst Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police. [Some details redacted].


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