Our aim is to provide victims of crime with the best possible support.
Following the report of a crime, the Victim Support Team (VST) will make contact with a victim and provide all necessary support and guidance throughout the investigative process and beyond. This support will be tailored to that individual’s particular needs and circumstances.
As well as the officer dealing with the case, the VST will offer a point of contact for any updates in the investigation and will answer any questions that the victim may have.
Working with partner agencies and organisations, the VST will connect the victim with all the available supportive services, ensuring that the victim will feel reassured and protected.
At the end of the process, the victim will be invited to complete a survey so that their feedback can be used to improve the service that is provided by the RGP.
I have been in the Royal Gibraltar Police since 2019 and after spending a year as a Response Officer, I joined the newly formed Victim Support Team. Prior to serving in the RGP, I served as a Police Constable in Dorset Police (UK), joining in 2003 and serving in various front line roles before leading a Safer Neighbourhood Team. As part of this role I implemented a victim support system in the local community. I am glad to be doing a similar role in in Gibraltar.
I have spent 10 years in the Royal Gibraltar Police, having served as a Response Officer and in the Marine Section for the majority of my career. Being fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic has helped me in my time in these departments. However, I feel I can make more use of these skills in the VST. Having moved across to the VST, I feel I can give more back to the community in this new role.