LATEST NEWS, inside the BPS

Two Males Arrested in Connection with Reported Assault of 17-Year-Old Male

Tue, 2023-01-24

The Bermuda Police Service is investigating the alleged assault of a 17-year-old male, which reportedly took place around 10:20 a.m. yesterday, Monday 23rd January, 2023, on the grounds of the former Berkeley Institute, Berkeley Road, Pembroke.

Three suspects are said to have struck the 17-year-old several times about the head and body.

It is understood the incident was video-recorded by one of the suspects.

We ask that should you receive that video recording, you delete it and do not share it on.

Two males have been arrested in connection with this incident and anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Kim Cowper on, 247-1685 or via email

Alternatively, you may call the main police number, 295-0011, the non-emergency reporting number, 211 or, speak with a police officer you know.

Suspicious Fires

Fri, 2023-01-20

At 1:15 a.m. today, Friday, January 20th, 2023, police attended a reported vehicle fire involving a motorcar, in the area of Derwent Lane, Devonshire.

Upon arrival officers spoke with a resident who informed them the fire had already been extinguished.

The resident also reported having put out a small fire on front porch of their home.

Previously, around 12:44am on Thursday, January 19th, 2023, police received a report of a two vehicle fire, two motorcars, also on Derwent Lane Devonshire.

Two persons were reportedly seen running away from the area shortly after the fire started. The fire was extinguished by residents prior to the arrival Police and the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service

Three suspects have been arrested and taken into custody in connection with these two incidents.

These matters are now under investigation.

Initial indications are they may be related.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Inspector, Clifford Roberts, of the Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 717-0590 or via email

You may also call the main police number 295-0011 or, the non-emergency reporting number, 211.

Alternatively, we urge you to share any information with a police officer you know.

Inquiries Continue After Two Motorcyclists Hurt in Paget Collision

Fri, 2023-01-20

Around 5pm Thursday 19th January 2023, a collision involving two motorcycles was reported on Middle Road in Paget, near the RUBiS Paget service station.

Details remain limited. However, it now appears that the two motorcycles were being ridden in opposite directions along Middle Road when they collided, near the junction with Valley Road.

Both riders, said to be a 67-year-old Warwick man and a 64-year-old Paget man, were transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of their injuries.

At last check the two men involved remained hospitalised, but their medical conditions were understood to be non-life threatening.

Traffic was diverted for approximately two hours while the crash scene was processed.

Inquiries continue and any witnesses are once again asked to call 211 at the earliest opportunity.

Bermuda Police Service Currently Recruiting Officers From UK & Caribbean

Thu, 2023-01-19

The Bermuda Police Service is currently recruiting police officers from the UK and Caribbean.

Interested UK police officers for Detective Constable and Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO) roles should apply via Police Oracle at

The AFO roles can also be applied for via the Police Firearms Officers Association at

Interested Caribbean police officers for Detective Constable roles should apply via at

The deadline for applications from eligible police officers is Friday, 10th February 2023.

Updated Contact E-Mail Address for Parish Police Officers

Thu, 2023-01-19

The Bermuda Police Service is advising residents that the contact e-mail address for Parish Officers has been updated and is now a single point of contact.

To get in touch with any of the Parish Officers, members of the public should now e-mail

As a reminder, the following telephone numbers will connect callers to the offices of the central, eastern and western Parish Officers respectively.

Central (Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget): 247-1727.

Eastern (Smith’s, Hamilton parish, St. George’s): 247-1731.

Western (Warwick, Southampton, Sandys parish): 247-1791.

Renewed Advisory Regarding Inappropriate Online Behaviour

Wed, 2023-01-18

Local residents, especially parents, guardians and school aged children, are reminded to be vigilant regarding inappropriate online behaviour by unknown individuals who aim to obtain nude personal images on social media, through seemingly friendly conversation or outright coercion.

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) urges parents and guardians to:-

Familiarise yourself with the applications (apps) downloaded on your school aged child’s/children’s device(s), and scrutinise whether or not they should have access to any of those apps.

Be mindful that the legal age for most social media applications is 13+.

Ensure all social media applications used are adequately secured (i.e. Two-Factor Authentication).

Establish rules with your school aged child/children, such as not allowing others to use their device(s), or have access to their social media account(s).

Talk to your school aged child/children about the risks involved in communicating with any social media profile operated by a person they do not know.

Use a social media application’s settings to report and block any social media profile that attempts to engage in inappropriate behaviour or makes threats.

Make it clear that under no circumstances should a child capture or send nude images of themselves to anyone online.

Reassure your school aged child/children that they can confide in a trusted adult if anything occurs on social media that makes them feel uncomfortable.

>It should be noted that the BPS continues to investigate the recent social media circulation of a number of inappropriate altered images of local residents, including minors.

Anyone with information that may pertain to the ongoing investigation is once again asked to call Acting Detective Inspector 709 Sharnita Tankard or Acting Detective Sergeant 2456 Ashun Wolffe on 247-1739, or e-mail or

You may also call the non-emergency reporting number 211, the main police number 295-0011 or, share the information with a police officer you know.

Four Separate Dog Biting Incidents Reported Friday, 13th January 2023

Mon, 2023-01-16

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) responded to four separate dog biting incidents that occurred on Friday, 13th January 2023. Dog owners are reminded of their responsibilities under the Dogs Amendment Act 2018. A person found guilty in court of an offence under the Act, in the first instance, is liable to a maximum six months’ imprisonment, or a fine of up to $10,000, or both.

The Animal Wardens are conducting follow up inquiries regarding all four matters, which are outlined below.

Two Dogs Seized by Animal Warden

Around 12 noon Friday, police officers and an Animal Warden attended a Summit View Drive, Hamilton parish residence. Two dogs, said to be pit-bulls, were seized by the Animal Warden after reportedly biting a female senior citizen.

76-Year-Old Woman Treated & Discharged from Hospital

Around 12:30pm Friday, police officers responded to the Luke’s Pond Road, Southampton area after a 76-year-old Sandys parish woman was bitten by a dog.

The senior citizen received treatment at King Edward VI Memorial Hospital for her injuries and was later discharged. The dog responsible was not located. The matter has been referred to the Animal Wardens for follow up.

10-Year-Old Girl Treated & Discharged from Hospital

Around 3:55pm Friday, police officers responded to the Middletown Lane, Pembroke area after a 10-year-old Pembroke girl was bitten by a dog. The girl received treatment at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for her injuries and was later discharged. The dog said to be responsible was later located and seized by an Animal Warden.

Labrador Seriously Hurt by Another Dog

Around 6:30pm Friday, police officers responded to the Happy Valley Road, Elizabeth Hills Road Pembroke area after a report of a dog attacking another dog.

It appears that a Labrador was being walked by a woman along Happy Valley Road when another dog broke free from where it was kept on Elizabeth Hills Road and attacked the Labrador.

The offending dog was seized by an Animal Warden and the Labrador apparently sustained a serious leg injury. No persons were hurt.



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