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Media Relations Dept.
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box HM 530
Tel: (441) 299-4249/4291/4321
Fax: (441) 299-4322
E-mail: Police Media Relations

Date:Tuesday, March 12,2019
Distribution: All Media

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.

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.

Pictured: 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).

All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

Public & Media Relations Department