The Senior Management Team
Commissioner Michael A. DeSilva QPM CPM MBA CMgr FCMI
Commissioner Michael DeSilva is a Bermudian officer who has held the Commissioner’s post since December 2009. He is an alumnus and former Head Boy of Warwick Academy. He joined the BPS as a police cadet in 1985 and was awarded the Baton of Honour at the end of Basic Training Course #38 in 1987. During his service he received a Merit Award in 2003 for his work in community policing, and in 2004 he received a Commissioner’s Commendation for leading a public order and firearms team in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan in the Cayman Islands.
Commissioner DeSilva is the current President of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP). He is a chartered manager and fellow of the Chartered Management Institute in the UK. He is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy and the National Executive Institute, and the NPIA’s International Strategic Leadership Programme. Commissioner DeSilva holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Derby and a post-graduate diploma in strategic management. He was awarded the Colonial Police Medal for meritorious service in 2011, and the Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished service in 2017.
Deputy Commissioner Paul M. Wright OTM MSc CMgr FCMI CBII
Deputy Commissioner Paul Wright is responsible for the Departments of Human Resources, Technology Services, Occupational Health and Professional Conduct. Mr. Wright also serves as the Service Discipline Officer, working closely with the Police Complaints Authority to maintain the standards of professional behavior and respond to any complaints made against police officers.
He has over 35 years of policing experience having served with the Humberside Police in England for six years before joining the Bermuda Police Service in 1985. He has served in a wide variety of postings including Community Policing, Criminal Investigations, Special Branch, Intelligence and Serious Crime. In 2001 he assumed responsibility for Special Branch and the Government Security Office upon promotion to Inspector. Mr. Wright was promoted to Chief Inspector in 2004 and served as the Crime Manager for the Service. Upon promotion to Superintendent in 2007 he commanded the Intelligence Division where he implemented a modernization strategy to direct and underpin Intelligence-led Policing. In 2009 he assumed command of the Serious & Organised Crime Division where he initiated a program to professionalize investigation processes. He was promoted to Assistant Commissioner later that same year and in 2010 took charge of Community Policing. Mr. Wright was appointed to his current post as Deputy Commissioner by His Excellency the Governor on 12th May 2014. In June 2014, Mr. Wright was awarded the Overseas Territories Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
The 2015 Throne Speech announced the intention to replace the forty-year old Police (Discipline) Orders of 1975 with a modern performance and attendance management framework that would also provide a fair and effective process to deal with officer misconduct. Mr. Wright led that change, culminating in the passage of the Police Amendment Act 2016 and the introduction of the Police Conduct and Performance Orders that came into effect on 2nd December 2016.
In addition to completing the International Strategic Leadership Program at the Bramshill Police Staff College in England, Deputy Commissioner Wright is a certified member of the Bermuda Insurance Institute and also the recipient of a Master’s Degree (MSc) from the Scarman Centre at the University of Leicester, England. In 2008 he was also admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and in 2012 he was designated by the Institute as a Chartered Manager.
Assistant Commissioner Antoine Daniels BSc, FCMI
Assistant Commissioner Antoine Daniels joined the Bermuda Police Service as a Cadet in September, 1984. During more than 27 years of service he has worked in a number of departments including Criminal Investigations, Drugs, Operational Policing Support, Service Delivery Improvement Team and Serious Crime. In the latter post he successfully led a number of high profile murder investigations.
In October 2009 Assistant Commissioner Daniels was promoted to the rank of Superintendent and appointed as head of the Serious Crime Division which had been restructured to focus on targeting and recovery of illegal firearms, violent gangs and anti-social behaviour. The Division is also responsible for the investigation of murders and attempted murders.
Mr. Daniels holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix. He began his formal education at East End Primary School before moving on to the Robert Crawford High School for boys and later graduating from the Bermuda College. He has completed several police training courses in Bermuda and overseas, including at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa (Major Case Management), Quantico, Virginia (DEA) and a Drug Commanders Course in REDTRAC, Jamaica. Mr. Daniels completed the International Commanders Programme (2008) and the International Strategic Leadership Programme (2010), both of which are held at the Police Staff College in Bramshill, UK. Assistant Commissioner Daniels is only the second student at the Staff College to receive Executive Diplomas in both Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute.
Assistant Commissioner Daniels is the recipient of 3 Commissioner’s Commendations, 2 Merit Awards and several letters of good work.
Assistant Commissioner Daniels can be contacted by e-mail or at his office on 441-247-1294.
Assistant Commissioner Martin Weekes BSc (Hons) CMgr FCMI
Assistant Commissioner Weekes joined the Bermuda Police Service in 1988 having previously served with Kent Constabulary in England from 1977. He has served in a wide variety of postings including Uniform Patrol, Child Victims Unit, School Liaison and as Parish Constable for Smith’s Parish. As an Inspector and later a Chief Inspector he was posted to St George’s and Southside Police Stations. He was more recently the Superintendent in charge of the Island’s police stations with responsibility for Community Policing.
Assistant Commissioner Weekes holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Policing and Police Studies from the University of Portsmouth in the UK and a level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF) from the Chartered Management Institute. Mr. Weekes has received training in England, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada. In 2011 he completed the International Strategic Leadership Programme at the College of Policing in Bramshill, UK. In 2014 Mr. Weekes was admitted as a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and was awarded the designation of Chartered Manager.
Assistant Commissioner Weekes can be contacted via e-mail.
Superintendent James Howard MM/HRM BSc (Hons) FCMI Dip. Crim.
Superintendent James Howard is a Bermudian who joined the Bermuda Police Service in 1985 (23 years of service). He worked in a variety of postings including Central and Western Uniform, Parishes Department, Cycle Crime, Motorcycle Patrol Section, Criminal Investigations Unit and Serious Crime Unit. He was promoted to Sergeant in July 1996 and had the opportunity to supervise most of the aforementioned named departments and units.
Mr. Howard was transferred to the Narcotics Department where he remained for about three years before being transferred to the Police Training Centre. During his tenure at the Training Centre, Mr. Howard was promoted to Inspector in 2001 and was eventually transferred back to the Narcotics Division as it’s Second in Command. In 2004 Mr. Howard began acting as Chief Inspector in different Divisions throughout the Service before being promoted to Chief Inspector in charge of Training and Recruiting in May 2006. In 2007 Mr. Howard was transferred to the Community Policing Division as the Area Commander.
December 22nd 2008, Mr. Howard was promoted to the rank of Superintendent. He is now in charge of the Support Services Division. Superintendent Howard has received training in England, the United States, the Caribbean and South Africa. His two most recent courses are the International Commanders Programme at the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA), Police College, Bramshill within the United Kingdom and the International Strategic Leadership Programme conducted by the Ministry of National Security, Special Anti Crime Unit of Trinidad and Tobago.
Superintendent James Howard holds a Diploma in Criminal Justice and Police Management from the University of Leicester; A Bachelor of Science Degree in Policing and Police Studies from the University of Portsmouth and a Masters Degree in Management and Human Resource Management.
He has also received 4 Commissioner’s Commendations, 1 Merit Award and 7 Letters of Good Work.
Superintendent Sean Field-Lament
Superintendent Sean Field-Lament joined the Bermuda Police Service in 1985 as a locally recruited Bermudian. He has worked in a variety of posts including Uniform, Task Force, Narcotics, Major Incident Room, CID, Training, Administration, Service Delivery Improvement and the Public Protection Department. His most recent posting was as head of the Drug and Financial Crime Units.
Superintendent Field-Lament is a former member of the Emergency Response Team and is currently an accredited Gold Firearms Incident Commander. He has received training from the DEA and the FBI in the United States, the Metropolitan Police in London and the RCMP in Canada. He has completed the International Commanders Programme in the United Kingdom at the Police Staff College at Bramshill and he is certified as a Police Instructor. Superintendent Field-Lament is a certified member of the Bermuda Insurance Institute where he holds three Insurance designations. He is currently pursuing a degree in secondary education.
Superintendent Field-Lament has represented the Bermuda Police Service in boxing and rugby. He played rugby for the police team (BPRFC) for 24 years and captained the side for 7 years. He is the current chairman of the BPRFC and has held this position since 2008. He also played international rugby for Bermuda for 20 years and was the National team Vice-Captain. He is now retired from playing but he still actively supports rugby in Bermuda. He continues his sporting activities with running, cycling and sailing. He is the Chairman of the Royal Life Saving Society of Bermuda.
Feel free to contact Superintendent Field-Lament via e-mail.
Superintendent Darrin Simons
Superintendent Darrin Simons joined the Bermuda Police Service in November 1993 as a locally recruited Bermudian. Since completing basic training he has worked in Eastern Uniform, Crime Prevention, Training, Police Support Unit, Operational Planning, Community Beat Office, Service Delivery Improvement Team, PACE Office, Forensic Support Unit and the Intelligence Department.
Superintendent Simons is a member of the Bermuda Police Service Crisis Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team, and he is an accredited Gold Firearms Incident Commander. He has received training from the FBI and the DEA in the United States and he is a graduate of the International Commanders Programme in the United Kingdom at the Police Staff College at Bramshill. He has been an active member of the Bermuda Police Association and he led the team during their most recent contract negotiations.
Superintendent Simons joined the Bermuda Police Service because it seemed like an exciting job. He decided to make it a career because of the tremendous satisfaction he gets from knowing that he is significantly contributing to making our community safer.
Superintendent Simons believes community safety is a joined up effort, involving all areas of government and the community, with the individual at the centre. He encourages a partnership approach to tackling crime and sincerely believes that everyone has a part to play in making Bermuda safer.
Feel free to contact Superintendent Simons at his office on 441-247-1419, mobile 441-717-0871 or by e-mail.
Human Resources Manager Michael Trott
Mr. Michael Trott started his Civil Service career as a Customs Officer at the H.M. Customs Department in 1993. He was employed in this department for over 12 years in various sections, the latter as an Intelligence Officer in the Passenger Analysis Unit (PAU).
In 1999 he obtained a Dual Masters Degree in Human Resources & Management. In 2001 Mr. Trott was seconded to the Government Human Resources Department as a Trainee Human Resource Officer, where he spent five years in various capacities, the latter as the Acting HR Manager responsible for HR services for the Ministries of Health & Family Services and the Ministries of Labour, Home Affairs & Public Safety.
In 2006 Mr. Trott left the Civil Service for one year and became the HR Manager Employee Relations at the KeyTech Group of Companies before joining the Bermuda Police Service as the HR Manager in March of 2007.
Mr. Trott can be contacted by e-mail or at his office on 441-247-1486.