BRITISH Forces Gibraltar has brought in inspectors from the UK to write a report on the Gibraltar Defense Police (GDP) for the first time in its 85-year history.
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Police, Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) began work on the analysis of the Peñón’s military-led civilian police force on 16 January.
The secondary police of the Rock after the Royal Gibraltar Police already sent information and preparatory documents to the inspection before their arrival.
“While in Gibraltar, the inspectors will collect information from interested parties within GDP and elsewhere before submitting a report of their findings,” British Forces Gibraltar said in a statement.
The Ministry of Defense, which is in charge of the GDP, commissioned the inspection.
GDP Police Chief Rob Allen said: “This inspection represents an important milestone in the evolution and development of GDP.
“I welcome this opportunity to highlight the capabilities and professionalism of the force.”
He said he was open to “taking any advice” from the inspection to “help us in our quest for constant improvement.”
The GDP has a marine unit, a dog section and works with the drug intelligence unit on the Rock.
With around 100 local officers, it is the equivalent of the Ministry of Defense Police in the UK.