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Special Performance Tonight: Halton Regional Police Pipes & Drums

Wed, 2017-10-04

This evening (Wednesday, 4th October 2017) on the front courtyard of City Hall starting at 6:30pm, there will be a joint performance by the Halton Regional Police Pipes and Drums (Ontario, Canada), and the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band and Highland Dancers (BIPB).

The performance is expected to last about an hour.

HRPP&D are in Bermuda as guests of the Bermuda Police Service to support Police Week 2017 activities.

Advisory: Loud Noises at Times During Today’s Police Display Day

Wed, 2017-10-04

The Bermuda Police Service is holding its ‘Display Day’ from 10am until 3pm today at Police Field in Prospect, Devonshire for members of the public and school children.

Police vehicles are on display and as part of a series of live demonstrations, loud noises will be heard at times.

We appreciate the understanding of the public as well as area residents and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Recruit Matthew McGowan Removed From Duty With Immediate Effect

Fri, 2017-09-29

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels - Matthew McGowan has been employed as an unsworn student officer on a recruit foundation course at the police training center since 11 September 2017. He was previously employed as a teacher at a private school in England. Information has come to light that a professional conduct panel in England has prohibited him from teaching indefinitely after it found allegations to be proven that he behaved inappropriately with a former female student. Mr. McGowan has been given 28 days in which to appeal the decision.

Witness Appeal Continues Regarding Eleventh Road Fatality

Fri, 2017-09-29

The witness appeal continues regarding Thursday’s fatal collision involving a car and motorcycle that occurred around 5:48am (September 28th) on Middle Road, Southampton in the area of Five Star Island, claiming the life of 38 year old Kerry Petty.

In particular, the investigating officer would like to speak with a man who apparently witnessed the incident and stopped at the scene.

12 BPS Officers Volunteer for Duty in the British Virgin Islands

Thu, 2017-09-28

On 17th September 2017, six officers from the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) were deployed to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to provide armed support to the policing operation there following Hurricanes Irma & Maria.

The BPS team comprises of Sergeant A. Smalling and Constables I. Freeman, S. Millar, P. Lewington, C. Regan and S. Monk. The officers have been sworn in as special constables with the Royal British Virgin Islands Police Force and are now assisting local police, in partnership with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and U.K. troops.

BPS Statement Regarding Recruit Linked to UK News Report [Updated]

Thu, 2017-09-28

Acting Commissioner of Police Paul Wright - One of the fourteen new Bermuda Police Service recruits who commenced a Recruit Foundation Course on Monday 11 September 2017 has been linked to a news report in the U.K. that was published on Thursday 28 September 2017. The news report refers to allegations that the officer was engaged in inappropriate behavior with a sixteen year old student at a private school where he was previously employed as a teacher. The matter was investigated by the police in the U.K which found that there was no criminal case to answer. However, the National College for Teaching and Leadership convened a professional conduct panel which recorded its decision on 7th September 2017 that on balance, the allegations that he developed an inappropriate relationship with the student were proven.

Eleventh Road Fatality for 2017: Kerry Petty

Thu, 2017-09-28

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 38 year old Kerry Petty and extends sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Ms. Petty was seriously injured when the motorcycle she was riding was involved in a collision with a car on Middle Road, Southampton in the area of Five Star Island around 5:48am this morning (September 28th).

She was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance but sadly, later pronounced dead.

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