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Borders and Coastguard Agency
the logo of the Borders and Coastguard Agency
the logo of the Borders and Coastguard Agency
MottoKeeping Gibraltar open for business!
Agency overview
Formed1 November 2011
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionGibraltar, British Overseas Territories
Constituting instrument
  • Borders & Coastguard Agency Act 2011
Specialist jurisdictions
  • National border patrol, security, and integrity.
  • Coastal patrol, marine border protection, marine search and rescue.
Operational structure
Headquarters11 Winston Churchill Avenue
Website
www.gibraltarborder.gi

The Borders and Coastguard Agency is the combined border guard and coast guard of Gibraltar. It was established as a statutory agency by an Act of the Gibraltar Parliament and has been operating since 1 November 2011.[1][2] Customs duties are handled by His Majesty's Customs.

Mission

The stated mission of the Borders and Coastguard Agency is: "to maintain a secure and fluid border and protect against criminal acts that threaten the security of travel, by enforcing the law and securing the confidence of travellers, in order to keep our homes safe and Gibraltar open for business".[3]

Role

Its role is to act as the main Gibraltar authority for aviation, maritime and land travel security and immigration.[4] Gibraltar has an airport and a sea port, and shares a land border with Spain.

Officers

The duties of the Borders and Coastguard Agency are carried out by uniformed officers.

Uniform

Officers wear a typical British police-type agency uniform:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Gibraltar Borders & Coast Guard Agency – About Us". Gibraltarborder.gi. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Borders & Coastguard Agency Act 2011". Act No. 28 of 2011. Gibraltar Parliament.
  3. ^ "Gibraltar Borders & Coast Guard Agency – Vision and Mission". Gibraltarborder.gi. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Gibraltar Borders & Coast Guard Agency – Vision and Mission". Gibraltarborder.gi. Retrieved 3 April 2020.