Chief Constable Gary Roberts with students
27 Oct

Chief Constable speaks to Voltaire Society

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This week the Voltaire Society welcomed Chief Constable Gary Roberts.

Speaking on the theme of ‘How safe is the Isle of Man?’, the Chief Constable began with a short history of policing on the island and the role of the Constabulary in the modern era. In a wide-ranging and fascinating session, he fielded questions about public attitudes to law and order, the range and nature of criminality on the island and career routes into the force. Other topics covered included the island’s drugs laws, the challenges posed by cybercrime and counter-terrorism operations.

When the Chief Constable was asked about the most important quality he looked for in an officer, he answered in one word: curiosity. Given the interest demonstrated by those who attended, there may well have been some budding recruits in the audience.

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