A Centenier is a senior member of the Honorary Police. Their duty is to undertake general policing matters in the parish and to charge and bail offenders. They preside at Parish Hall enquiries and act as the prosecuting officer before the Magistrate’s Court.
One of the Centeniers is appointed by the Connétable as the Chef de Police for the parish in accordance with the Honorary Police (Jersey) Regulations 2005.
Centeniers are elected at a public election within the parish. Elections for Centeniers are held every 9 months. Each candidate must be proposed and seconded by 10 electors of the parish.