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 SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS

A Sovereign Base Area is a British Armed Forces base located on territory in which the United Kingdom is sovereign,[1] but which are separated from the ordinary British territory.

The only two Sovereign Base Areas are located adjacent to the Republic of Cyprus on the island of Cyprus, which was formerly governed by the United Kingdom.
The Sovereign Base Areas Police is the local civilian police force for the British controlled Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus. Established in August 1960, the force has responsibility for all 15,000 residents of the SBAs, including military personnel. However, for any military offences committed by service personnel on military property, authority lies with the Cyprus Joint Police Unit, which is a military unit made up of members of the Royal Military Police and Royal Air Force Police.The SBA Police consists of a total of 256 officers, consisting of seven British senior officers, with the remainder recruited from the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. In addition to its regular policing duties, the SBA Police has responsibility for the operation of Dhekelia Prison.

Although the SBA Police is administered by the Ministry of Defence, it is a separate force from the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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