Police To Review Management Of Pride Parade

September 12, 2019 | 13 Comments

The Bermuda Police Service confirmed that a “meeting to review their management of Bermuda’s inaugural Pride Parade will take place over the coming weeks.”

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley, commented, “The Pride Parade on the 31st of August 2019 saw approximately 6,000 people take to the streets in support of LGBTQI+ communities in Bermuda.

Police vehicle decorated for the Pride Parade

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”The BPS was pleased to support the event and to help ensure that it passed off safely,” Commissioner Corbishley continued.

”All persons in Bermuda, including members of the LGBTQI+ communities, should feel confident that they can exercise their rights freely and that the police will protect them from any unlawful discrimination.

”Pride was a significant event with many challenges for the BPS to address in both operational terms and also in relation to community sensitivity.

Video of the Pride Parade

”Whilst I am extremely pleased with the actions of the BPS on the 31st of August which helped to ensure that the Pride Parade took place with no incidents of disorder, it is also important to reflect on how the event was planned; recognising that there will always be learning in policing large scale events and to consider the views of all in Bermuda.

”The review meeting will assist this process and demonstrate that the BPS is both a listening and learning Service that respects and considers the views of all communities and its leaders.”

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  1. frank says:

    I hope by now that the chevy trax police car has be restored to the original colors
    I did notice that no police cars had any slogans on them for labor day hmmm

  2. John Lee says:

    Surprised that the BPS took such a pro stance in regards to PRIDE. The reason being that many Bermudians do not agree with a lot of the initiatives of PRIDE. The BPS risks alienating a demographic that they need buy in from.

  3. Cow Polly says:

    Splendid job Comissioner Corbishley and the men and women of the BPS. The only improvement I can think of for next year – a BPS banner and marching group. Oh and a proposal, every Pride parade has a police couple proposing .

  4. Hope he feels de same way on de pepperspray fiasco.

  5. imjustsaying says:

    WoW so much effort and energy put into something by the BPS that most of the population object to can be a dangerous thing. Makes one wonder.

  6. Chris says:

    Police should not be showing support for any one group, they serve the whole public.

    • PBanks says:

      I’m sure there was a police presence to support Eastern Counties final that same day. If you feel they’re ignoring some other venture, go and contact them with your concerns.

  7. Erm says:

    Well done to the BPS. The parade went wonderfully and was enjoyed by many more than the 6000 that marched. Thank you for making people feel safe

  8. Hmmmm says:

    You me the crowd that was illegally gathered and refused to disperse?

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