Witness Appeal: Steve Parkes Murder Investigation

Wednesday, 13th December 2023 - Detective Inspector Jason Smith officially identifies 53-year-old Steve Parkes as the man fatally shot in the Mary Victoria Road, Devonshire area Monday night (11th December 2023). Press conference video: https://www.facebook.com/share/v/BETxDwYq1QKb8tji/?mibextid=WC7FNe.
Detective Inspector Smith was joined by Chief Inspector Alexander Rollin, who spoke of the increased police patrols following Mr. Parkes' murder.
Chief Inspector Rollin's remarks: Good morning media and members of the public.
I am Chief Inspector Alexander Rollin of the Community Policing Division.
In response to the recent murder of Mr. Parkes in the Mary Victoria Road, Devonshire area, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) will deploy Parish Officers and other unfirmed officers to the area to provide reassurance and to engage with residents and nearby businesses. Officers will be conducting foot patrols and mobile patrols in the area.
Officers will also be deployed to conduct a review in the area, to identify if there are any opportunities to utilise crime prevention through environmental design techniques to increase safety in the area (such as increasing lighting, trimming hedges etc.).
BPS resources have already been deployed across the island, to conduct proactive policing and help minimize the potential of any further violent incidents occurring.
We continue to encourage the public to report suspicious activity. If they see any persons dressed in dark coloured clothing, riding motorcycles with no license plate or the license plate covered, contact the police immediately.

<p>Witness Appeal: Steve Parkes Murder Inquiry</p>