|Founded||13 December 2008|
|General nature||Law enforcement |
Local civilian police
|Attorney General||Anthony Clark|
|Chief Inspector||Lord Hunter Prater, Duke of Dixie|
|Jurisdiction||Empire of Austenasia|
|Standard weapon||Wooden baton|
The Austenasian Police are the national civilian police force of the Empire of Austenasia, responsible for enforcing the law, enhancing public safety, maintaining order, arresting criminals, and protecting the government. The Austenasian Police is overseen by the Ministry of Justice.
The Austenasian Police was founded in December 2008 by Act 29 of the Parliament of Austenasia, but did not have an official name and was referred to only as the "Police of Austenasia". Act 49, passed on 17 January 2009, officially named the police force the Austenasian Police, and put it under the authority of the Home Office as well as setting out a more detailed ranking system. After the enactment of the Austenasian Constitution of 2011, the Austenasian Police retained its 2009 form by an Imperial Decree until 8 October 2013, when the Police Act 2013 was passed. This Act, under which the Austenasian Police is currently structured, placed the laws structuring the police into a single Act of Parliament, and made some slight reforms taking into account the small number of police officers within the area. The Ministry of Justice and Home Office Reform Act 2019, jurisdiction over the Austenasian Police was transferred to the newly-established Ministry of Justice.
Role and organisation
The main duty of the Austenasian Police is law enforcement. Maintaining public order and the prevention and investigation of crimes are other high-priority duties. As part of maintaining public order, police officers are used by the Home Office for border control purposes.
The head of the Austenasian Police is the Chief Inspector, appointed by the Attorney General with the consent of the Prime Minister. The Chief Inspector is accountable to the Ministry of Justice and must regularly report to the Attorney General.
Each Town, City and Territory has a local police force (law enforcement within Crown Dependencies is the responsibility of the dependency's Governing Commissioner). Town and City police forces are headed by an Inspector appointed by the Chief Inspector, and Territory police forces are headed by their Governors (appointed by Parliament or the Monarch).
Inspectors and Governors may recruit others into the police force to assist them in their policing duties. They have the rank of Constable, but if a police force consists of more than three people then the Inspector or Governor may bestow the rank of Sergeant on their deputy.
The current heads of police forces are as follows:
- Chief Inspector: Lord Hunter Prater, Count of Henderson
- Inspector of Wrythe Police Force: HIM Emperor Jonathan I (since 17 January 2009)
- Inspector of Palasia Police Force: Inspector A. Bloomfield (since 17 August 2014)
- Inspector of Chalcedon Police Force: Lord İsmetcan Saraç, Count of Bithynia (since 19 April 2020)
- Inspector of Nahona Police Force: Inspector Bradyn Williamson (since 19 June 2020)
- Inspector of North Nahona Police Force: Lord Dustin Perkins, Baron of North Nahona (since 8 October 2020)
- Inspector of Procyon Police Force: Lord Michael Simpson, Count of Occibrazos (since 8 October 2020)
- Inspector of Blue Ridge Police Force: Lady Addison Dillon, Baroness of Blue Ridge (since 28 December 2020)
- Inspector of New Flat Rock Police Force: Lord Hunter Prater, Duke of Dixie (since 20 December 2020)
- Inspector of Oppidum Tubae Police Force: Inspector Paul Koff (since 4 July 2021)
- Inspector of Helinium Police Force: Vacant (since 14 May 2022)
- Governor of Glencrannog: Vacant (since 7 January 2018)
- Governor of Corinium Terentium: Lord Andrew Creed, Baron of Corinium Terentium (since 11 December 2013)
- Governor of Beith Craobh Iostan: Protopontiff Sir C. Sebastian Linden, KVJ, IKA, KPP (since 8 January 2018)
- Governor of Glencoe: Protopontiff Sir C. Sebastian Linden, KVJ, IKA, KPP (since 8 January 2018)
- Governor of Aurora: Lord Karl Friedrich, Baron of Aurora (since 30 January 2016)
- Governor of Bregusland: Lord Charles Ross, Duke of Occidentia (since 14 March 2019)
- Governor of Green Gate: Lord Zarel Smith, Baron of Green Gate (since 14 March 2019)
- Governor of Oberfalcer: Lord Pierre-Henri Paccard, Duke of Viennensis (since 23 August 2019)
- Governor of Peach Ponds: Lord Casper von Naveria, Count of Cowyetton (since 4 April 2020)
- Governor of Nikaia: HSH Prince Edward I (since 25 May 2020)
- Governor of Florencium Carolina: Lord Michael Simpson, Count of Occibrazos (since 20 July 2020)
- Governor of Jackson: Lord William Wilson, Count of Oribrazos (since 1 August 2020)
- Governor of Elliessium Colorandum: Lord Michael Simpson, Count of Occibrazos (since 19 October 2020)
- Governor of Western Jarrahview: Lord Daniel Hamilton, Count of Jarrahview (since 5 January 2021)
- Governor of Golcondiaurum: Lord Michael Simpson, Count of Occibrazos (since 24 January 2021)
- Governor of Travarn: Lord Hunter Prater, Count of Henderson (since 10 July 2021)
- Governor of Cenomannica: Lord Otto Gillespie Birch, Count of Lygonia (since 11 August 2021)
- Governor of Rubrum Beryllium: Lord Michael Simpson, Count of Occibrazos (since 20 November 2021)
Ranks within the Austenasian Police, in hierarchical order, are:
- Chief Inspector (CI)
- Inspector (PI)/Governor
- Sergeant (PS)
- Constable (PC)