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Jersey FIU MONEYVAL Preparations and Update


On the 31 January 2023 Radisson Hotel Detective Sergeant Mike Fitzgerald presented on the FIU MONEYVAL Preparations and other changes – these matters follow and are linked below

FIU Structure and Legislation

  • The Jersey FIU becomes an autonomous and operationally independent FIU (POCJL/FIU Regs)
  • New civil servant Director of FIU appointed, who joins the team on 13th February 2023, all other Police Officer roles to be phased out (1 remaining)
  • Director will report into a Governance Board overseen by the Minister
  • Director reports annually to the board on Jersey FIU effectiveness
  • ‘Designated Police Officer’ authority will be amended to ‘Consent of the FIU’


  • Extensive 2022 recruitment process almost complete following uplift in funding from the GOJ
  • Excellent response and a variety of skills and backgrounds now enhancing the FIU team from the finance industry
  • Recruitment programme increases staff numbers from 16 to 30 (7 vacancies remaining across the structure)
  • Operations Manager (Deputy Director), Comms Assistant, Trainee FIOs, Senior Strategic Analyst, Business Support Officers (admin), Shared IT support


  • Update to Legal Persons/Legal Arrangements tab, 1 February 2023
  • Exemptions removal (allowing multiple reporters in one SAR)
  • Instant feedback on standard of SAR submissions (template end of Q1 2023)
  • Outreach to industry (F2F Social Media)


  • Law enacted January 2023
  • Enforcement begins July 2023
  • Jersey FIU working with JFSC to prepare for law changes and new reporters
  • Changes to SAR POLSAR template to facilitate changes and different reporting sectors as per new legislation

FIU structure update by DS Fitzgerald on YouTube (9:59) =



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