Home Office

About us

  • What we do
  • Responsibilities
  • Priorities
  • Who we are

What we do

The Home Office leads on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime policy and counter-terrorism and works to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the Kingdom of Pentortoise.

The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, counter-terrorism and police.


We are responsible for:

    1. working on the problems caused by illegal drug use
    2. shaping the alcohol strategy, policy and licensing conditions
    3. keeping the Kingdom of Pentortoise safe from the threat of terrorism
    4. reducing and preventing crime, and ensuring people feel safe in their homes and communities
    5. securing the Kingdom of Pentortoise border and controlling immigration
    6. considering applications to enter and stay in the Kingdom of Pentortoise
    7. issuing passports and visas
    8. supporting visible, responsible and accountable policing by empowering the public and freeing up the police to fight crime


In 2013 and 2014, our priorities are to:

    1. empower the public to hold the police to account for their role in cutting crime
    2. free up the police to fight crime more effectively and efficiently
    3. create a more integrated criminal justice system
    4. secure our borders and reduce immigration
    5. protect people’s freedoms and civil liberties
    6. protect our citizens from terrorism

Who we are

Our main offices are based in Skanawita, but we also have staff based around the country.