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BPS Driver Training Courses Advisory for All Road Users

Wed, 2024-02-14

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) Driver Training Unit currently has several driver training courses in progress.

All involve the use of police cars and police motorcycles, at times travelling at high speeds, on our roads.

The police car and motorcycle training started Monday, 12th February 2024, with this latest training scheduled to be completed by Friday, 8th March 2024.

BPS driver training currently underway includes three-week standard, response and advanced car courses, as well as a three-week standard BPS motorcycle course.

A two-week instructors in car course is also underway.

Use of emergency equipment (lights and sirens) will depend on the training objective.

Members of the public can recognise the BPS car driver training vehicles by the training plate at the front and rear of the police vehicle.

Trainee BPS motorcyclists will be wearing high visibility vests.

Road users are reminded to give way and exercise caution when they encounter BPS driver training vehicles, just as they would any emergency vehicle.

Witness Appeal: Reported Car & Pedestrian Collision in Devonshire [Updated]

Tue, 2024-02-13

Police are investigating a reported road traffic collision, involving a pedestrian and motorcar, which occurred near the junction of Alexandra Road and Middle Road,  Devonshire, around 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

Information is that a a motor car was traveling west along Middle Road in Devonshire, near the junction with Alexandra Road, when a young man ran across the street, resulting in a collision.

The young man, believed to be between 15-17 years of age, got up and attempted to leave the scene, narrowly avoiding being struck by another vehicle.

He is described as having light skin, braces, black hair worn low and of small to medium build.

He was wearing a black t-shirt, black and grey pants, and carrying a backpack.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call 247-1705 or, the main police number, 295-0011.

Update: The parents or guardian of the young man involved in the collision are also asked to make contact with police.

Bermuda Reserve Police Seek New Recruits for Voluntary Service

Tue, 2024-02-13

Men and women from 18 to 57 years of age, seeking a unique opportunity to volunteer within our community, are encouraged to apply for the Bermuda Reserve Police.

The recruitment process involves written tests, physical tests and a medical assessment.

Applicants are advised that standards for the Bermuda Reserve Police are similar to the Bermuda Police Service.

Basic training will cover many subjects in depth, to the same level of career police recruits.

Similarly, duties performed by Reserve Police officers are many and varied. They are trained in the basics of police work and have the same powers of arrest as career police officers.

It should also be noted that the Commissioner of Police may deem an applicant ineligible at any stage of the recruitment process.

An initial commitment of three years’ service is expected of successful Reserve Police Constable candidates.

To apply and for more information, please visit https://www.bermudapolice.bm/content/join-reserves.

Interested individuals can also call 247-1787 or e-mail reservemail@bps.bm.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 21st February 2024.

Witness Appeal: Kyari Flood Murder Investigation One Year On

Tue, 2024-02-13

Around 1:00pm, Monday, February 13, 2023, police received a call from a member of the public who found the lifeless body of a male in a secluded area covered by trees and shrubbery off of Border Lane South, Friswells Road, Pembroke.

The body was that of 23-year-old Kyari Flood of Pembroke Parish, who died as a result of gunshot wounds. His death was the first murder of 2023.

A 20-year-old male from Devonshire and a 19-year-old male from Pembroke were arrested shortly after the discovery of Mr. Flood’s body. Both men were subsequently released on police bail while the investigation into the murder of Mr. Flood continues.

Detective Inspector Jason Smith of the Serious Crimes Unit stated: “I wish to thank those members of the public who have so far come forward and provided us with information on this matter. Please understand that any information, even if you think it to be insignificant, could prove valuable to our ongoing investigation.”

Mr. Smith added: “While we are deeply appreciative of the assistance we’ve received from the public so far, we know there are other members of the community who have information that could prove helpful in solving this crime, bringing those responsible for Mr. Flood’s murder to justice. We urgently need to hear from you. Please, reach out to me by calling 717-0864, 247-1218 or via email, jsmith2@bps.bm.”

You may also call the main police number, 295-0011, or visit the confidential and independent Crime Stoppers website www.crimestoppers.bm and provide the information using their anonymous online reporting form.

If you are more comfortable doing so, we urge you to please provide the information to a police officer you know. Alternatively, you may use the Bermuda Police Service Community Reporting Portal at https://portal.police.bm.

Local Recruitment for Police Constables Underway

Mon, 2024-02-12

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is inviting applications for the post of Constable.

Local residents who are looking for a career in law enforcement, with a desire to represent the community, and assist in ‘Making Bermuda Safer’, are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must:

be between the ages of 19 and 49 years at the start of the contract;

be in good physical and mental health;

have a Bermuda School Diploma (BSD) or equivalent.

Applications from non-Bermudian resident work permit holders, or their spouses who are permitted to seek employment in Bermuda, may be considered.

The successful applicants must then pass the following evaluations to be considered for the Recruit Foundation Course (RFC).

Police Service Initial Recruitment Test (PIRT).

Job-Related Fitness Test (JRFT) – (Level 5.4 – 15 metre beep test).

Security Checks.

Suitability Testing.

Psychological Evaluations.

Medical Examinations (which includes BMI Assessment).

Assessment Board.

The RFC lasts for six months with on the job training, academic modules, course work, exams, and practical exercises. The academic learning on this course is undertaken and coincides with serving as a Student Police Officer, which involves active frontline duties for the Bermuda Police Service.

All applications must be submitted online at https://govtcareers.gov.bm/. The deadline for applications is 21st February 2024.

No hard copy applications will be accepted.

14 BPS Officers Complete Multiple-Choice Writing Course

Thu, 2024-02-08

Fourteen officers from the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) recently completed a five day, UK College of Policing Multiple-Choice Question Writing Course at the BPS Training School, which was facilitated by Ms. Louise Dennis and Mr. Hurden Law, from the College of Policing. The course was conducted between January 22nd – 26th 2024. The officers who attended the course varied from Constable to Superintendent, and work in various units within the police service, reflecting a diverse range of expertise and experiences.

The training has allowed the BPS to increase its’ capacity of officers qualified to write multiple-choice questions and conduct associated examination processes within the BPS.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. James Howard said, “The completion of this course marks a significant milestone for the Bermuda Police Service, as it signifies an increase in the number of officers qualified to proficiently write multiple-choice questions. This enhanced capacity empowers our capability to maintain rigorous standards in assessment and evaluation.

We are immensely proud of the dedication and commitment demonstrated by our officers throughout this training endeavour. Their newfound skills and knowledge will undoubtedly contribute to the continued effectiveness and efficiency of the Bermuda Police Service.

As we continue to prioritise professional development and skill enhancement within our organisation, we remain steadfast in our commitment to serving and protecting the community with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.”

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