His Excellency the Governor - The Bermuda Police Service is now accepting applications for the Deputy Commissioner of Police. Applicants must be serving members of the Bermuda Police Service, at the rank of Superintendent or higher. Alternatively, serving members of other police forces may apply if they are: (a) A Bermudian or spouse of a Bermudian with permission to work in Bermuda, and (b) Serving at the rank of Superintendent (or equivalent) or higher.
Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva - 2014 marks a significant milestone in Bermuda as this year the Bermuda Police Service will celebrate 135 continuous years of service to our community.
We are excited and honoured that we get an opportunity to share this milestone with the public that we serve.
Traditionally during Police Week we have a number of activities that highlight policing and our partnerships within the community.
Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva - After an unfortunate slow start to the CCTV expansion project, I can report today that significant progress has now been made.
As a first step, the service provider is restoring service to the priority areas that were covered prior to 1st April. That work is substantially complete, with a handful of cameras left to install over the next few days.
Over the weekend, police officers arrested eight people on suspicion of impaired driving as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Programme (STEP) continues.
Officers also arrested nine people for outstanding warrants and conducted liquor license checks at various liquor licensed premises throughout the island.
The Palmetto Road was opened to vehicular traffic in the early hours of this morning and the Bermuda Fire Service have released the scene. They will reassess the damage with a structural engineer on Monday to determine if the structure is safe for the occupants to return. There were four people in the housing complex; all escaped without injury except a 54 year old woman who received relatively minor first degree burns to her arms and face prior to exiting the home.
At 4:53am Friday 11th April 2014, a Caribbean Airline Flight BW425 travelling from JFK in route to Trinidad with 106 passengers and crew onboard was rerouted to Bermuda as a result of the smell of electrical burning in the cabin. The plane landed incident free. No injuries were reported. The airport terminal was opened to accommodate all 106 passengers and crew. The plane has been grounded and the passengers are presently on island awaiting passage to their final destination.
Police responded to a report of an assault that took place a few minutes before 12am on Monday night. The victim a 34 year old Devonshire man was leaving a liquor licensed premises on Court Street when a 27 year old female with whom he had a prior disagreement along with some other individuals confronted him. The woman purportedly shouted expletives at the victim and commenced throwing punches at him.