Vingtenier

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Vingtenier

A rank in the Honorary Police. Every parish (except Saint Ouen, where the sub-divisions are called Cueillettes) is divided into Vingtaines, originally containing about twenty families. In each a Vingtenier is elected to collect the rate (except in St Helier, which has now a paid collector) and to help the Constable and Centeniers to preserve the peace.

Oath of Office

You swear and promise before God that well and faithfully you will fulfil the Office of Vingtenier of the Vingtaine of ……………………………… in the Parish of ……………………………………; that you will execute all good and faithful summonses and Records of Service, and you will assist the Connétable, or Centeniers, whenever required to do so, and you will carry out all other duties which devolve upon the said office.

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