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Another Attempt To Remove Old WWII Ordnance

Another Attempt To Remove Old WWII Ordnance

Sea conditions prevented the Joint Services Explosives Ordnance Disposal [JSEOD] team from detonating military ordnance from World War II that was recently discovered in the Chaplin Bay area, however another attempt will be made on Tuesday, 20th June. A police spokesperson said, “Sea conditions on Friday 16th June prevented the Joint Services... Read more of this article

Team To Dispose Of ‘Unexploded Ordnance’

Team To Dispose Of ‘Unexploded Ordnance’

The Joint Services Explosives Ordnance Disposal team will conduct an operation off Chaplin Bay tomorrow morning [June 16] to “detonate recently discovered unexploded military ordnance.” A police spokesperson said, “The Joint Services Explosives Ordnance Disposal [JSEOD] team, made up of members of the Bermuda Police Service and Royal... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of Thomas Power

Police Confirm Death Of Thomas Power

The police have confirmed the death of 81-year-old American visitor Thomas Power. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 81-year-old Thomas Power and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends. “Mr. Power, said to be from Virginia, got into difficulty while swimming near the beach at Pompano... Read more of this article

BPS Advisory Following Business Burglaries

BPS Advisory Following Business Burglaries

Following recent  burglaries at commercial premises, the police said “business owners are reminded to take basic crime prevention steps to minimise the attraction and impact of these acquisitive crimes. Detective Superintendent Sean Field-Lament of the Crime Division states: “Simple measures such as installing motion activated outside lighting,... Read more of this article

Police & Water Safety Council Safety Advisory

Police & Water Safety Council Safety Advisory

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] has put in place “significant policing plans not only for the America’s Cup but also Island wide to ensure peace is maintained and ensuring public safety, “and the Bermuda Water Safety Council reminding the public to follow the safety rules whenever on or near the water.Police Inspector Robert Cardwell... Read more of this article

Policing Plans For Friday’s Court Appearances

Policing Plans For Friday’s Court Appearances

The next court appearances for defendants in relation to alleged offences at the House of Assembly on 2nd December 2016, will take place tomorrow [May 26], and the police said they are “aware that appeals are being made for the public to show support for the defendants and therefore, plans are in place to cater to large numbers of people attending... Read more of this article

Road Closures & Policing For Bermuda Day

Road Closures & Policing For Bermuda Day

Saying that the “intent is to minimize traffic disruption and facilitate safe passage for the runners, cyclists and other road users during the multiple racing events and the annual Heritage Day parade,” the police released information about the plan for road closures for tomorrow’s holiday, with the roads along the race route, including... Read more of this article

Police Detectives Trained & Re-Certified

Police Detectives Trained & Re-Certified

Bermuda Police Service detectives have been trained and re-certified in anti-money laundering and counter terrorism finance investigations. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service has recently completed training for detectives in the Organised & Economic Crime Department [OECD]. “Partnering with the U.K. National Crime... Read more of this article

Official Police Website Now Back Online

Official Police Website Now Back Online

[Updated] The Bermuda Police Service said they have “received reports that the online host of our website may have been compromised by malware and is actively taking steps with the vendor to identify and address the issue.” “Members of the public are advised that until further notice, the BPS website will be taken offline,” a... Read more of this article

Cayman Officers Will Not Be Prosecuted

Cayman Officers Will Not Be Prosecuted

Cayman’s director of public prosecutions has ruled that the police officers involved in a fatal shooting will not be charged following a report from the Bermuda Police Service according to a report from the Cayman News Service. Officers from the Bermuda Police Service traveled to Cayman Islands earlier this year to assist, with the Cayman police... Read more of this article

Police Release 2016 Crime Statistics Report

Police Release 2016 Crime Statistics Report

Total crime for 2016 fell by 164 crimes or about 4% and 2016 is the 3rd lowest year for total crime since 2000, behind 2013 [3,480[ and 2014 [3,394], according to the 2016 Crime Statistics released by the police today. This was announced by Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva, who said, “The release of the 2016 crime report was delayed by technical... Read more of this article

BPS To Hold Recruitment Information Sessions

BPS To Hold Recruitment Information Sessions

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is actively recruiting for their Cadet and Constables as well as Bermuda Reserve Police volunteer Constables, and will be holding information sessions. A police spokesperson said, “Information sessions regarding the recruitment process for Bermuda Police Service Cadets and Constables as well as Bermuda Reserve... Read more of this article

Regiment And Police Team Up For Training

Regiment And Police Team Up For Training

At the weekend, Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers joined forces with police officers to boost their public order capabilities, with more than 40 soldiers and police officers spending two days honing skills regularly practised to ensure the two forces can work together well. Lieutenant Andrew Burnett-Herkes, from the RBR Operational Support Unit [OSU]... Read more of this article