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Black History Month Trailblazer: Assistant Commissioner Antoine Daniels

Wed, 2021-02-24

Today’s Black History Month Trailblazer: Assistant Commissioner Antoine Daniels

Mr. Antoine Daniels, a black Bermudian, joined the Bermuda Police Force (Service) in 1984 as a Cadet and rose through the ranks becoming one of the Police Service’s youngest Assistant Commissioners in July 2012, at the age of 44.

He has two sons Antoine and Ahri and is married to Alison. Throughout his career he has held significant responsibilities including acting as the Strategic Commander for the America's Cup 2017, as well as the strategic lead for police firearms and public order response. ACOP Daniels has significant experience in managing major criminal cases from both operational and strategic levels, having spent large periods of his career as an investigator.

Mr. Daniels has received significant training and in addition to his BSc. in Criminal Justice, he completed the International Commanders Programme in 2008 and the International Strategic Leadership Programme in 2010, at UK’s National Policing Improvement Agency. At that time Assistant Commissioner Daniels was only the second student at the Staff College to receive Executive Diplomas in both Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute. In 2020 he successfully completed the prestigious Strategic Command Course held at the UK’s College of Policing, achieving an overall result of Distinction.

Black History Month Trailblazer: Reginald Chesterfield Eugene "Pickles" Smith

Tue, 2021-02-23

Today's Black History Month Trailblazer: Reginald Chesterfield Eugene “Pickles” Smith

Eugene or “Pickles” as he is widely known Bermudian who began his employment with the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) as an apprentice motor mechanic having completed his training at the Bermuda College in October 1978.

He now has over 43 years of service, making him one of the longest serving members (police/civilian) in the history of the BPS. Pickles entire work and adult life has been spent working with the Bermuda Police Service.

During his employment, he has been an important part of the team that keeps all BPS vehicles maintained and road worthy, thereby keeping the general public, police officers and staff of the organization safe.

In addition to his long and celebrated career with the BPS, Pickles is an avid sportsman who has represented the North Village Community Club, Centours United, Vasco de Gama and St David Cricket Club in football. He is an active member of the BPS Football and Golf Sections and is also a member of the Ocean View Golf Club.

Pickles has also participated in the Annual Heritage Day Road Race (24 May) on several occasions, starting at the age of 16 years old and has finished a respectable 9th place on several of those occasions.

Black History Month Trailblazer: Inspector Charlene Thompson

Tue, 2021-02-23

Today's Black History Month Trailblazer: Inspector Charlene Thompson

Charlene joined the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) in April 1995, and was a graduate from Recruit Foundation Course #50. She was also awarded the coveted “Baton of Honour” as the Best Overall Recruit.

During her employment with the BPS, she has held several key positions including, the Criminal Investigations Department, Community and Juvenile Services, Serious Crime Unit, OIC Training Department and the Organised and Economic Crime Division.

Another first for Charlene was to be the first female Police Inspector, Guard Commander to lead the BPS Guard in the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade celebration. More recently she was posted as OIC Roads Policing/Airport Unit and is presently posted to the Commissioner’s Office on Special Projects.

In addition to her policing duties, Charlene is the mother of two young ladies Jasmine and Kiara and three grandchildren, ages 11, 9 and 2 years old.

She spends her weekends baking the best culinary goods, sewing or quilting, bed spreads and handbags, all of which she donates to local charities.

Black History Month Trailblazer: Sergeant Fiona Miller

Tue, 2021-02-23

Today's Black History Month Trailblazer: Sergeant Fiona Miller

Sergeant Miller is a Bermudian Officer who joined the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) in June 1991. During her varied tenure as a Police Officer, Fiona has served in a number of key positions within the BPS. She has received specialist training and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in June 2005.

She holds the distinction of in 2001, becoming the first BPS Female Motor Vehicle Driving Instructor and remains active to date.

Fiona is also a member of the BPS Critical Incident Stress Management Team. She has held post as OIC Cadet Training as well as a Recruitment Officer for the Service and has been a member of the recruitment team that has travelled to the UK, Canada and the Caribbean to recruit officers for the BPS.

In her present posting as Sergeant in the Court Liaison Office she continues to coach and mentor her staff and maintains excellent working relationships with BPS stakeholders and partners working in Bermuda’s Criminal Justice and Court systems.

In June 2021, Fiona will celebrate 30 years of service to the people of Bermuda. In addition to her policing duties, Fiona is an Executive Member of the Bermuda Bicycling Association and a social member of the Winners Edge Bicycle Club.

COVID-19 Regulations Reminder for Liquor Licenced Premises

Tue, 2021-02-23

Since the lifting of the curfew and extension of opening hours for bars and restaurants, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS), has already had to issue two 24-hour closure orders to liquor licensed establishments for failing to adhere to COVID-19 regulations as they relate to bars and nightclubs.

Martin Weekes the Assistant Commissioner of Police – Operations, said: “It is not our intention nor our desire to be closing businesses during these already difficult times. However, the government has issued regulations that must be adhered to in order to prevent the spread of the novel Corona Virus, COVID-19.

The BPS will continue to work with the owners and operators of bars, nightclubs and restaurants to gain compliance with the stated guidelines.

Bullet Recovered

Mon, 2021-02-22

An off duty police officer reported that just after 2:40 p.m. on Sunday 21st February, 2021, he was approached by a member of the public who handed him a live bullet. It is believed that the bullet was found in the Harlem Heights area of Hamilton Parish.

On duty officers recovered the bullet, which will be forensically processed.

Suspicious Activity

Around 9:55 p.m. on Saturday 20-Feb-2021, Police received information that two men wearing all black clothing, were repeatedly seen riding around the area of Harlem Heights Road in Hamilton Parish on a black motorcycle.

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