Commissioner of Police, Michael DeSilva was today [July 5] joined by Minister of National Security Wayne Perinchief to announce the promotion of three senior police officers. Superintendent Antoine Daniels was promoted to Assistant Commissioner, and Chief Inspectors Darrin Simons and Sean Field-Lament have both been promoted to Superintendent.
Assistant Commissioner Antoine Daniels joined the Bermuda Police Service as a Cadet in September, 1984. During more than 27 years of service he has worked in a number of departments including Criminal Investigations, Drugs, Operational Policing Support, Service Delivery Improvement Team and Serious Crime. In the latter post he successfully led a number of high profile murder investigations.
In October 2009 Assistant Commissioner Daniels was promoted to the rank of Superintendent and appointed as head of the Serious Crime Division which had been restructured to focus on targeting and recovery of illegal firearms, violent gangs and anti-social behaviour. The Division is also responsible for the investigation of murders and attempted murders.
Mr. Daniels holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix. He began his formal education at East End Primary School before moving on to the Robert Crawford High School for boys and later graduating from the Bermuda College.
He has completed several police training courses in Bermuda and overseas, including at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa (Major Case Management), Quantico, Virginia (DEA) and a Drug Commanders Course in REDTRAC, Jamaica. Mr. Daniels completed the International Commanders Programme (2008) and the International Strategic Leadership Programme (2010), both of which are held at the Police Staff College in Bramshill, UK.
Assistant Commissioner Daniels is only the second student at the Staff College to receive Executive Diplomas in both Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute and is the recipient of 3 Commissioner’s Commendations, 2 Merit Awards and several letters of good work.
Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva, Superintendent Darrin Simons, Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels, Superintendent Sean Field-Lament and Minister of National Security Wayne Perinchief:
Superintendent Darrin Simons joined the Bermuda Police Service in November 1993 as a locally recruited Bermudian. Since completing basic training he has worked in Eastern Uniform, Crime Prevention, Training, Police Support Unit, Operational Planning, Community Beat Office, Service Delivery Improvement Team, PACE Office, Forensic Support Unit and the Intelligence Department.
Superintendent Simons is a member of the BPS Crisis Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team, and he is an accredited Gold Firearms Incident Commander. He has received training from the FBI and the DEA in the United States and he is a graduate of the International Commanders Programme in the United Kingdom at the Police Staff College at Bramshill. He has been an active member of the Bermuda Police Association and he led the team during their most recent contract negotiations.
Superintendent Simons joined the Bermuda Police Service because it seemed like an exciting job. He decided to make it a career because of the tremendous satisfaction he gets from knowing that he is significantly contributing to making our community safer.
Superintendent Simons believes community safety is a joined up effort, involving all areas of government and the community, with the individual at the centre. He encourages a partnership approach to tackling crime and sincerely believes that everyone has a part to play in making Bermuda safer.
Superintendent Sean Field-Lament joined the BPS in 1985 as a locally recruited Bermudian. He has worked in a variety of posts including Uniform, Task Force, Narcotics, Major Incident Room, CID, Training, Administration, Service Delivery Improvement and the Public Protection Department. His most recent posting was as head of the Drug and Financial Crime Units.
Superintendent Field-Lament is a former member of the Emergency Response Team and is currently an accredited Gold Firearms Incident Commander. He has received training from the DEA and the FBI in the United States, the Metropolitan Police in London and the RCMP in Canada.
He has completed the International Commanders Programme in the United Kingdom at the Police Staff College at Bramshill and he is certified as a Police Instructor. Superintendent Field-Lament is a certified member of the Bermuda Insurance Institute where he holds three Insurance designations. He is currently pursuing a degree in secondary education.
Superintendent Field-Lament has represented the BPS in boxing and rugby. He played rugby for the police team (BPRFC) for 24 years and captained the side for 7 years. He is the current chairman of the BPRFC and has held this position since 2008. He also played international rugby for Bermuda for 20 years and was the National team Vice-Captain.
He is now retired from playing but he still actively supports rugby in Bermuda. He continues his sporting activities with running, cycling and sailing. He is the Chairman of the Royal Life Saving Society of Bermuda.
Commissioner DeSilva’s full remarks follow below:
I am very pleased this afternoon to announce that His Excellency the Governor, Mr. George Fergusson, has approved the recommendation from the Public Service Commission (PSC) for the promotion of three of our senior police officers.
The approval follows my submission to the PSC that was based on each officer’s successful performance in a promotion process that was held earlier this year. Each officer has their own list of training and experience – both here in Bermuda and overseas – but one thing they have in common is that they are all graduates of the International Commanders Programme held by the Police Staff College at Bramshill in the United Kingdom.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels is a Bermudian officer who joined as a police cadet and has 27 years of service. He has had a long and distinguished career as a detective and he has worked mainly within the investigative fields of CID, drugs and serious crime.
His most recent posting was as the Superintendent in charge of the Serious Crime Division. Mr. Daniels’ promotion to Assistant Commissioner carries the responsibility for Serious Crime and his remit includes serious crime investigations, intelligence, drugs, financial crime, police firearms response, public order and antisocial behaviour.
Superintendent Darrin Simons is a Bermudian officer who joined us 18 years ago. He has held a variety of posts throughout the uniformed side of the BPS including St. George’s Police Station, Crime Prevention, Training, the Police Support Unit and as a Community Beat Officer.
More recently he was the Inspector for the Forensic Support Unit and the Chief Inspector for the Intelligence Department. With his promotion Mr. Simons will add drugs and financial crime to the intelligence remit that he currently holds by taking over command of the Drugs and Intelligence Division.
Superintendent Sean Field-Lament is a Bermudian officer in his 27th year of service. He has had a long and distinguished career as a detective that started with an early posting to the Narcotics Division as a young constable.
He has held a variety of supervisory and management posts throughout the Service including in uniform, CID, training and the police firearms team. His most recent posting was as the Chief Inspector in charge of drugs and financial crime.
Mr. Field-Lament will take command of the Support Services Division with responsibility for marine and roads policing, communications, administration, recruiting, training and development.
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