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Upcoming Road Sobriety Checkpoints: March 22nd – 24th

The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the public that the next series of road sobriety checkpoints (as specified in the Official Gazette Notice Thursday, March 14th) will be conducted starting this Friday, March 22nd. The checkpoints will be in effect in Hamilton parish, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget, Warwick and Southampton on Friday, March 22nd, Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th.



Recruit Foundation Course 79 Passing Out Parade

At 4pm Friday, March 15th the Passing Out Parade for Recruit Foundation Course 79 took place at Police Headquarters in Prospect, Devonshire. In attendance at the ceremony were several dignitaries including: His Excellency, The Governor, Mr. John Rankin CMG Minister of National Security the Hon. Wayne M. Caines JP MP



Official Launch of Parish Constables & Community CID Officers

The official launch of the Parish Constables and community Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers (West & East) was held 5:30pm Thursday, March 14th at Police Headquarters in Prospect Devonshire. Dignitaries on hand for the official launch included His Excellency the Governor, Mr. John Rankin CMG, the Minister of National Security the Hon. Wayne M. Caines JP MP and the Commissioner of Police Mr. Stephen Corbishley – as well as community partners, family and friends.



Attempted Robbery at Bo’s Lawn & Gardening in Warwick

Approximately 2pm today (March 13th) police officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery at Bo’s Lawn and Gardening, Middle Road, Warwick. The suspect did not display a weapon nor obtain any items. He was challenged by the 33 year old male owner and a struggle ensued on premises. The suspect broke free and subsequently ran off.



12 Police Recruits on Recruit Foundation Course 79 SCARS Certified

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) has traditionally supported SCARS (Saving Children And Revealing Secrets) Bermuda by conducting that specific training delivered as a supplement to our normal training regime. 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.



Investigation Continues Into Armed Robbery at Ord Road Mini Market

The investigation continues regarding a reported armed robbery at the Ord Road Mini Market in Paget and police are following very specific lines of inquiry. Detectives are keen to talk with members of the public who may have seen anyone in the area acting suspiciously before, during or after the incident. Anyone with any relevant information is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1744.



Robbery on Ord Road: Cash Taken, No One Injured [Updated]

Police responded to a report of a robbery that took place on Ord Road in Paget. Details are still emerging but it appears that at 8:30am today (Saturday), a male entered “The Minimart” on Ord Road in Paget and brandished what appeared to be a bladed article and demanded money. He was given an undisclosed amount of cash and he then left the area on foot.



Motorcyclist Hurt in Somerset Road Collision Stable on General Ward

At last check this afternoon (March 8th) a 28 year old male motorcyclist – said to be a Warwick resident – hurt in a collision with a car and another motorcycle around 7am Thursday, March 7th on Somerset Road in Sandys parish near the junction with Wilson Place remained in stable condition on a general ward at the hospital, recovering from a leg injury. Initial information suggested that the injured man was 35 year old.



8 Female Student #IWD2019 Short Essay Contest Winners Recognised

On this International Women's Day, we are proud to announce the 8 female student authors whose “What does female empowerment mean to you?” 200 word short essays were chosen as the best in our #IWD2019 contest!                 They are: Aaliyah Lee – The Berkeley Institute Essay Amirh Wade – The Berkeley Institute Essay Emilia Stowe – The Berkeley Institute (not pictured) Essay Alexis Lodge – Bermuda High School Essay McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett – Warwick Academy (not pictured) Essay Katarina Rance – Bermuda High School (not pictured) Essay Kimora Waddell-Smith – Clearwater Middle School Essay Marley Brown – Bermuda Institute Essay



Updated Appeal: 18 Year Old Jen-Naya Simmons Fatal Collision Investigation

Sergeant Dorian Astwood, Roads Policing Unit - Good Day, Thank you for joining us today.  I am Police Sergeant Dorian Astwood of the Bermuda Police Service Roads Policing Unit. Many of you may recall on July 15th, 2018, in the early hours of that morning, young, vibrant Jen-Naya Simmons, who was only 18 years of age, had her life tragically taken, after being involved in a road traffic collision.



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