SBA Police The Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs) in Cyprus are unique and cover an area of 98 square miles. They consist of Akrotiri in the West (WSBA) which covers 47.5 square miles and Dhekelia to the East (ESBA) which covers 50.5 square miles. They are some 60 miles apart from each other. The ESBA contains three Republican enclaves. Within both are situated various military locations but the SBAs represent substantially more than these and now host a resident Cypriot population of 11,935. In addition there are approximately 7,252 service and UK based civilian personnel and their dependants. There are no controlled borders between the SBAs and the Republic of Cyprus and during the holiday season well over 10,000 tourists a day visit our most popular beaches. The Sovereign Base Areas Police (SBAP) has primacy in all policing matters within the SBAs. Its constitution and establishment is governed by the Police Ordinance 2007. The purpose of the SBAP is to: • Uphold the law • Keep the Queen’s peace • Protect life and property and to help and reassure people in need • Prevent and detect crime • Contribute to the security of the SBAs • Operate a professional prison service Modern policing is most effectively delivered through a multi-agency approach and policing in the SBAs is no exception. The SBA Police works in close co-operation with a number of agencies, in particular the Cyprus Joint Police Unit (CJPU– the military police); the Security Force Police;and Customs & Excise as well as the Police of the Republic of Cyprus (CyPol). In addition, the Force operates closely with H.M. Forces in key operational areas such as public order policing,marine support and counter-terrorism. To ensure that it keeps in the forefront of policing,the Force has developed an extensive network and has forged close associations with a number of Police Forces within the UK. Although there is no formal requirement for it to do so, it regularly invites H.M Inspectorate of Constabulary to review its performance. The SBA Police is led by the Chief Constable who is responsible to the Administrator for good order throughout the SBAs and for the efficient administration and governance of the Force. The Chief Constable is supported by a Deputy Chief Constable at Headquarters with a small number of staff employed in specialist roles. The vast majority of the police offi cers and support staff of the SBAP are deployed on the two Divisions . Each Division is commanded by a Chief Superintendent supported directly by a Superintendent and a Chief Inspector. Our Mission To reassure everyone who visits, works or lives within the SBAs that we will protect their safety through effective and effi cient policing that upholds the law, prevents and detects crime and brings offenders to justice. Policing Intent We will deliver Intelligence Led Community Policing (ILCP) to everyone within our community. We will use all available intelligence to inform our activity and while providing a 24/7 response to deal with any emergency, our primary focus will be on preventing and detecting local crimes, improving road safety, dealing with community tensions and resolving local policing issues. Each area will be covered by a Team of offi cers dedicated to working in that location and led by an Inspector who will be accountable for all local police action. Together with our colleagues within the Sovereign Base Areas Administration (SBAA) and British Forces Cyprus (BFC), we will work in close partnership with the communities themselves through their leaders and the Community Safety Partnerships and in close cooperation with all other relevant agencies. We will adopt a problem solving approach designed to deal with the cause of the problem, not just its symptoms. Through the effective and effi cient use of all of our resources, we will provide public reassurance and community safety. Equal Opportunities Policy The Sovereign Base Areas Police is committed to providing fair and equal treatment for all. No-one shall receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, political belief, disability, age, social position, sexual orientation or any other criteria that cannot be justified.