Respond to the needs of the community of Anguilla by providing cost effective policing services, 24 hours a day, working in partnership with the community and reducing crime and violence to enhance the lives of all those who live, work or stay in Anguilla.
As with all UK Overseas Territories, Anguilla has its own constitution, government and local laws. Territory constitutions set out the powers and responsibilities of the institutions of government, which include the appointment of a Governor, an elected legislature and ministers. Governors are appointed by the British Monarch and have responsibility for external affairs, defence and internal security, including ultimately the command of the national police force.
Created in 1972, the Royal Anguilla Police Force (RAPF) is headed by a Commissioner of Police who answers to the Governor. With a strength of 100 police officers and seven civilian staff members, RAPF serves a population of about 13,500 inhabiting a land area of 90 km2.
The RAPF Commissioner is supported by a Deputy Commissioner of Police and two Superintendents of Police. Together they make up the executive management team which is responsible for implementing strategic RAPF objectives, policing plans, development and mobilization.
P.O. Box 60 Parliamentary Drive
The Valley, Anguilla
Tel. No: (264) 497-2333
Fax No: (264) 496-5112
Sandy Ground Station (264) 497 2354
Blowing Point Station (264) 497 6533