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Date:Tuesday, June 11,2024
Distribution: All Media

2024 National Heroes' Day Holiday Weekend Policing Plan

Acting Superintendent Alexander Rollin, Community Policing Division - "National Heroes’ Day holiday weekend 2024, will include the much anticipated host of carnival type activity starting Wednesday, 12th June 2024 culminating with National Heroes’ Day, Monday 17th June 2024.

While there will be events staged across the island during this period, the Bermuda Police Service will be paying particular attention to two of these. The first being J’ouvert, also being called JAM 2024, which takes place between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2024, followed shortly thereafter, by Revel de Road, from 12:00 noon on the same date.

J’ouvert celebrations will kick off at Bernard’s Park with a procession making its way on to Dutton Avenue before proceeding left onto Marsh Folly Road. The procession will continue left onto Cedar Avenue, then another left onto Angle Street finishing back at Bernard’s Park.

The Corporation of Hamilton and the Ministry of Public Works have issued traffic notices permitting the closure of the roads mentioned, during the event.

Revel de Road which as I stated begins at 12:00 noon on Monday, is a bit more involved. The event again starts on Dutton Avenue, but revellers will make a right turn onto North Street, then right onto Cedar Avenue. They will then proceed right onto Marsh Folly Road and onto Palmetto Road all the way to North Shore Road. This marks the end of the first lap.

The second lap will see revellers turn left onto North Shore Road and make their way along North Shore Road and turn left onto Black Watch Pass. This will be followed by a right turn onto Marsh Folly Road, left on Cedar Avenue, left on Angle Street, left on North Street, left on Dutton Avenue and a final left turn onto Marsh Folly Road, which marks the end of the second lap and indeed the end of the Revel the Road procession. 

Based on the experience from previous years it is expected that each lap of the procession will take around two hours to complete.

These events will result in traffic delays, with traffic diversions due to road closures and large numbers of people expected to be in attendance. Please, we ask that you exercise patience and caution.

The public can expect the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) to maintain high visibility during these events. Members of the public are urged against engaging in criminal activity or anti-social behaviour during these events or, any of the numerous other social gatherings set to take place during the holiday weekend.

It should be noted that although the scheduled carnival events have obtained noise permits, the BPS will still monitor noise levels and use authority under the law to address any noise related complaints, if necessary.

If you plan on attending any of these events, you are advised to travel with a group or in pairs. When parking, avoid dimly lit or isolated areas. It would also be best that you keep someone advised of your whereabouts and when you plan to return.

For those driving to these event, please ensure that when parking your vehicle, you do not obstruct any surrounding roads or driveways.

For those headed out on the water, please file a float plan. Do not go boating alone. Ensure your radio is working and all the requisite safety equipment on-board is up-to-date. Also, please ensure that your boat’s registration decal is current and prominently displayed.

Do not consume alcohol and drive, ride or operate a watercraft.

When swimming, do not swim alone.

We also ask that you cooperate with our officers, as we aim to ensure minimal disruption and that everyone is able to enjoy the holiday, without fear for their safety and wellbeing.

Again, the public can expect there will be stepped up patrols as we continue our focus on traffic offences, including impaired driving.

Of note, Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints will be in effect over the long holiday weekend.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all residents and visitors a safe holiday weekend and urge you to enjoy yourselves responsibly."

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