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24th November 2021, 17:09

British Overseas Territories Police Advisor pays visit to RGP, says force performs to 'very professional standard'

The British Overseas Territories Police Advisor has paid a visit to the Royal Gibraltar Police this week, and says from what he has seen, the force performs its role to a very professional standard.

Andrew Munday has been on the Rock to witness firsthand the challenges facing the RGP, and the environment in which they operate.

He has been provided with a strategic overview of the organisation, as well as an update on the progress regarding the recommendations made by her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire Services.

GBC reporter, Christina Cortes, asked Mr Munday about his visit and overall impressions.

Mr Munday’s previous job was as Head of the National Crime Agency’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Unit, and before that he had a career in the West Midlands Police and then as a Detective Superintendent in the Devon and Cornwall Police.

Mr Munday’s visit has included briefings from the Commissioner of Police and from the Command Team. He has been provided with a strategic overview of the organisation, with an update on the progress of the Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services recommendations, and on the organisation’s preparedness for critical incidents. He has also been briefed on the support available to the RGP from local mutual aid and from the wider policing family in the National Police Coordination Centre.

He has also explored the Command Team’s progress to seek new legislation to make the RGP a more accountable police service through the 2006 Police Act, with better provisions and improved legislation linked to professional standards.

Mr Munday has met with the Acting Governor Nick Pyle and will also meet members of the Police Authority, including its Chairman, Joey Britto.

Commissioner of Police, Richard Ullger, has welcomed the visit - the first by an Overseas Territories Advisor in many years - saying Andrew Munday has been extremely influential in linking the Royal Gibraltar Police with Subject Matter Experts elsewhere to improve the services across the organisation.

For his part, Mr Munday says he was here as an advisor and to offer support, adding that from what he has seen, the RGP performs its role to a very professional standard.

British Overseas Territories Police Advisor, Andrew Munday, met with Commissioner of the Royal Gibraltar Police, Richard Ullger