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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,”

You may also call the main police number, 295-0011, or visit the confidential and independent Crime Stoppers website 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

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 The deadline for applications is 20th March 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.”

Confirmed Firearms Incident in Pembroke: No Reported Injuries

Sat, 2024-02-03

Around 12:35 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024, police received a 911 call reporting multiple gunshots heard in the Crossland Lane area, Pembroke.

Officers attended and upon arrival, found evidence to confirm a firearm had been discharged at that location.

There were no reported injuries.

Inquiries at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital confirmed no one had attended the facility seeking treatment for a firearm related injury.

This matter is now under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Inspector, Jason Smith, on 717-0864 or via email at

You may also share the information with a police officer you know or by using the BPS online reporting portal at

Reported Serious Motorcycle Collision in Devonshire

Sat, 2024-02-03

Around 3:20 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024, police and EMTs were dispatched to a reported single vehicle road traffic collision involving a motorcycle on Middle Road, Devonshire, near the junction with Orange Valley Road.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a male with an apparent head injury lying unresponsive on the roadway.

EMTs attended to him at the scene and he was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment of head and neck injuries which are described as serious.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Police Constable Jordan Basden, on 515-2498 or, via email -

You may also call the main police number, 295-0011 or use the BPS online community reporting portal, at

Non-Life Threatening Injuries for Two Riders Hurt in Crow Lane Collision

Thu, 2024-02-01

Two riders hurt in a collision along Crow Lane, Pembroke Wednesday afternoon received non-life threatening injuries.

It now appears that the two vehicle collision occurred around 1:15pm Wednesday, 31st January 2024, when a motorcyclist travelling along Crow Lane leaving the City of Hamilton and the rider of a 50cc scooter, travelling in the opposite direction along Crow Lane, collided at the junction with Spurling Hill, as the scooter rider attempted to turn up Spurling Hill.

Bermuda Police Service (BPS), Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service, as well as ambulance personnel, responded.

It is understood that the 17-year-old local male 50cc scooter rider was treated at the scene for non-life threatening leg injuries, while the motorcyclist, said to be a 43-year-old Pembroke man, apparently sustained injuries to his face, hands and legs.

The motorcyclist was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment and later discharged.

Inquiries continue and any witnesses that have not already come forward are encouraged to contact Acting Sergeant Jordan Basden on 211, e-mail, speak with a police officer they know, or provide any relevant information via the BPS online community reporting portal at

Reported Two Vehicle Collision at Crow Lane, Spurling Hill Junction [Updated]

Wed, 2024-01-31

Around 1:25pm Wednesday, 31st January 2024, a reported two vehicle collision occurred at the junction of Crow Lane and Spurling Hill, Pembroke.

Police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service as well as ambulance personnel responded.

Details remain limited at this time. However, a 50cc scooter and a motorcycle were involved, with both riders injured.

One of the riders is believed to have been more seriously hurt than the other. However, medical updates on both injured individuals are anticipated in due course.

Motorists experienced traffic delays at the junction of Crow Lane and Spurling Hill for approximately two and a half hours, while the scene was processed by Bermuda Police Service (BPS) personnel.

Inquiries continue regarding the circumstances of this collision.

Any witnesses are encouraged to call 211, speak with a police officer they know, or provide any relevant information via the BPS online community reporting portal at

Update: Thursday, 1st February - Both riders sustained non-life threatening injuries.



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