12 Police Recruits Become SCARS Certified

March 12, 2019

Twelve Bermuda Police Service [BPS] recruits will be entering their policing careers SCARS certified.

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] has traditionally supported SCARS Bermuda by conducting that specific training delivered as a supplement to our normal training regime.

 Constable Anton Gilbert [BPS Recruit Training Officer], BPS recruits Wanay Bartley, Anthony Fernandes, Noah Harvey, Justin Hunt, Daniel Sanna, Ryan Saraiva, Thomas Simons, William Simpson, Kayla Smith, Ryan Swan, Kieran Swann & Marcus Uddin with Mrs. Debi Ray-Rivers [SCARS Bermuda Founder & Executive Director]

Recruit Foundation Course 79 SCARS Certified Bermuda March 2019

“Since 2015, the BPS has had approximately 400 members of staff SCARS certified.

“Today [March 12th] for the first time, the BPS has delivered the training as a mandatory part of our initial Recruit Training Course.

“As a result, twelve BPS recruits will be entering their policing careers SCARS certified.

“This initiative will hopefully encourage our community partners in public service to adopt the same expectations of their new employees.

“These are trying times, but we must stand together and continuously work to prevent child sexual abuse through prevention training.”

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