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Detective Constable McKeon Stevens to Attend U.S. Secret Service Training

Fri, 2023-05-12

On May 11, 2023, U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette met with Detective Constable McKeon Stevens of the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) to congratulate him on his selection by the U.S. Consulate to attend a United States Secret Service training in Washington D.C. next week.

The United States government is fully funding Detective Constable Stevens to participate in this U.S. Secret Service training opportunity, which will strengthen existing relationships between the United States and Bermuda.  “I am excited about this new opportunity and look forward to the experience,” said DC Stevens, an 18-year veteran of the Bermuda Police Service.

U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette has prioritized further deepening the already strong security partnership with Bermuda during her tenure.  “I am honored to congratulate DC McKeon Stevens on his selection for this training opportunity with security counterparts from across the United States and around the world.

We were delighted the U.S. Secret Service opened enrollment to an officer from Bermuda.  This course is yet another demonstration of our commitment to working collaboratively with Bermuda to confront security challenges and to strengthen the special U.S.-Bermuda relationship,” said the U.S. Consul General.

“The U.S. Secret Service is an active participant in the global law enforcement community and joins in-stride with our partners’ efforts on any opportunity to achieve the highest levels of public safety and security,” said U.S. Secret Service New York Field Office Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Freaney.

“The invaluable information exchange and sharing of best practices amongst the Secret Service and local law enforcement leaders from around the world serves to only benefit the global collective, and I am grateful to the Bermuda Police Service for their partnership.”

The selection of Detective Constable Stevens, who is part of Bermuda’s Special Branch Intelligence Division, was affirmed and supported by Detective Superintendent Sean Field Lament, the officer in charge of the Specialist Investigations Division with the BPS.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels took the opportunity to; “thank U.S Consul General Karen Grissette for affording a member of the BPS a place on the prestigious United States Secret Service training Seminar due to be held in Washington D.C next week.

He also extended his congratulations to Constable McKeon Stevens on his selection and the unique opportunity to enhance his skills and knowledge.

This will not only improve our partnership working, but additionally the interoperability across law enforcement agencies, particularly when U.S dignitaries are visiting the island.”

Two Motorcyclists Seriously Injured in Southampton Collision

Tue, 2023-05-09

Around 10:40pm on Tuesday 9th May, 2023, police and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene of a serious collision on Middle Road Southampton near Scenic Heights Road.

Reports suggest that two men, both traveling on motorcycles were involved in a collision, resulting in serious injury to both riders.

The men were taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of what has been described as life threatening injuries.

The road has been temporarily closed, while Traffic Accident Investigators process the scene. Traffic diversions have been put in place at Camp Hill Road and Scenic Heights Road.

The roads were reopened for normal traffic flow, shortly after 1am.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to call PC Imani Scott on 211 or email

Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Van in Hamilton Parish

Mon, 2023-05-08

Shortly after 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8th, 2023, police received a report that a female pedestrian had been struck by a van while on the crosswalk near the entrance to the Grotto Bay Hotel, Blue Hole Hill, Hamilton Parish and was unresponsive.

Police and EMTs were dispatched to the scene.

While being attended to the victim, who sustained a laceration to the back of her head, regained consciousness.

She was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for further treatment to her injuries which are considered serious.

Traffic was restricted to one lane, for a time, while the collision scene was forensically processed.

An investigation into this matter has now commenced and anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Cecilia Wales via e-mail

Reported Single Vehicle Car Crash in Smith's Parish

Sat, 2023-05-06

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6th, 2023, police and other first responders were despatched to a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a motorcar on the North Shore Road near the junction with Jennings Road, Smith's Parish.

Upon arrival officers were informed a female motorist was traveling east along North Shore Road, when she apparently lost control of the vehicle and went over an embankment.

She was reportedly trapped inside the vehicle and was assisted by members of the public who were able to get her out before the arrival of police.

She was attended to at the scene by EMTs and was subsequently transported to KEMH for further treatment for injuries which are not considered life threatening.

The collision resulted in traffic being diverted away from the scene which remained closed for just over an hour.

Renewed Keyoshe Robinson Murder Witness Appeal

Fri, 2023-05-05

Keyoshe Robinson was reported missing at 5:10pm on Wednesday 4th May, 2022. He was last seen alive around 10:00pm Tuesday 3rd May, 2022, in the St. George’s town area. On Thursday 5th May 2022, his body was discovered on the shoreline, just off of the 10th hole of the St. Georges Golf Club, where he had been shot and killed.

Mr. Robinson was at the time wearing grey sweatpants, a dark coloured sleeveless ‘puffy’ vest and a grey ‘hoodie’ with black rings around the sleeve cuffs underneath. He was also wearing white sneakers.

On this the first anniversary of his death, the Bermuda Police Service are appealing for any witnesses to please come forward to help us solve this crime and bring closure to the family of Mr. Robinson.

We would like to speak with anyone who may have seen or heard something, particularly if you were at or near to the St. Georges Golf Club or in the general vicinity, around the time of the incident.

Also, anyone knowing the movements of Keyoshe Robinson prior to this incident, is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Dean Martin of the Serious Crime Unit on 717-2074 / 247-1739 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477. You may also contact a Police Officer you know.

Mr. Martin said: “There is someone out there who knows the person or persons responsible for Mr. Robinson’s death, we urge you to come forward and speak with us. You have the option of remaining anonymous by using the Crime Stoppers number.”

“Please remember, that with the assistance of the public we have been able to solve a number of serious crimes or have been provided information which has allowed us to make significant progress with investigations into historical crimes. If you have any information on the murder of Keyoshe Robinson, please reach out to us.”

Volunteer to Serve Our Community: Join the Bermuda Reserve Police

Thu, 2023-05-04

Recruitment for the Bermuda Reserve Police is currently underway, with men and women from 18 to 57 years of age encouraged to apply.

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.

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.

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.

To apply and for more information, please visit

Interested individuals can also call 247-1787 or e-mail

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 17th May 2023.

Operation Vega Update for April 2023

Wed, 2023-05-03

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell, Tactical Operations Division – “Operation Vega remains a priority for the Bermuda Police Service. However, while enforcement has a role to play in helping to reduce harm on our roads, every road user has a responsibility to ensure their own safety and the safety of others, in their daily travels around the island.”


From 1st January until 30th April 2023, 87 drivers were arrested for impaired driving – 14 in January, 27 in February, 25 in March and 21 in April. In comparison, for the same period in 2022, 55 drivers were arrested for impaired driving.

During the month of April 2023, 471 traffic tickets were issued, up from 468 in the previous reporting period. In addition, 59 motorist advice notices (official written warnings) were issued, up from 51 in the previous reporting period.

209 parking tickets were also issued, up from 172 in the previous reporting period.

Since the start of Operation Vega (6th July 2021), a total of 9,634 traffic tickets have been issued. The breakdown of ticketed traffic offences for April 2023 is below. The change compared to the previous reporting period is provided in brackets.

Speeding                                      149 (-92) Speeds ranged from 59 kph to 92 kph.

Traffic sign                                     29 (+3)

Unlicensed vehicle                       80 (+30)

No third party insurance             64 (+18)

No driver’s licence                        57 (+3)

Manner of driving                         11 (+9)

Disqualified driver                           1 (-6)

Seatbelt                                             9 (+5)

Helmet                                              8 (0)

Handheld device                            18 (0)

Defective vehicle                             3 (+1)

Fail to give name/address              0 (0)

Fail to stop                                        7 (+2)

Fraudulent documents                   0 (0)

Making false statement                 0 (-2)

License plate offence                   16 (+9)

Tint offence                                   14 (+14)

Youth license offence                    4 (+2)



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