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

Date:Monday, August 12,2019
Distribution: All Media

BPS Celebrates Graduates of Historic Close Protection Officers’ Course

At a 1:30pm Friday, August 9th ceremony held at Police Headquarters in Prospect, Devonshire seven police officers successfully completed a four and a half week long Close Protection Officers’ course, conducted by the Bermuda Police Service (BPS).

There were three local police officers (two women and one man) on the course, as well as four male police officers from the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

Though the BPS has provided this training to local officers over the years, Friday marked the first time that local female officers and overseas officers successfully completed the training.

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons presented certificates and addressed the graduates, stating: “Hearty congratulations are in order for all seven officers on their achievement. It is especially pleasing to highlight Bermuda’s first female Close Protection Officers, as well as the first overseas Close Protection Officers trained in Bermuda from BVI. This would not have been possible without the hard work of the Training Centre staff, who are to be commended for their efforts. We look forward to hosting future specialist training opportunities for local and overseas officers.”

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