LATEST NEWS, inside the BPS

Collision Involving Trainee Police Motorcyclist in Warwick

Thu, 2021-03-04

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday 3rd March, 2021, Police attended a two vehicle road traffic collision on Middle Road, Warwick, opposite Warwick Lanes.

A male motorcyclist was travelling east along Middle Road, Warwick. Upon hearing the sirens from police cycles on driver training, headed in the same direction, the motorcyclist, who was attempting to make a right turn into the Warwick Esso Gas Station, instead pulled his vehicle to the left going towards a bus layby.

One of the police bikes collided with the motorcyclist resulting in both riders suffering leg injuries, which were not considered serious.

Both the motorcyclist and the police officer received treatment for their injuries at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and were discharged.

Investigation Into Smith's Parish House Party That Breached COVID-19 Regulations

Tue, 2021-03-02

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is aware of videos being circulated on social media, indicating non-compliance with COVID-19 regulations at a house party in Smith’s Parish.

The BPS is now investigating to establish individuals involved. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 211 or, the main police number, 295-0011.

We wish to once again remind the public, current COVID-19 regulations stipulate, gatherings are restricted to no more than twenty-five people, masks must be worn during such gatherings and social distancing must be observed.

Vandalism of Drain Grates in the City of Hamilton

Tue, 2021-03-02

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying whomever is responsible for the dislodging of a number of drain grates throughout the City of Hamilton.

The incident occurred sometime during the late night hours of Monday 1st March, 2021 and the early hours of Tuesday March 2nd, 2021.

This act of vandalism could have resulted in serious injury to persons or damage to vehicles.

Officers are currently reviewing CCTV images from the areas where the grates were dislodged, with the aim of obtaining evidence that could lead to the identification of any suspects.

Man in Court Charged With Murder of Chavelle Dillon Burgess

Mon, 2021-03-01

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley - "In May 2020 a report was made to the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) regarding the disappearance of Ms. Chavelle Dillon Burgess. On receipt of this information the BPS commenced a search for Chavelle, the complexity and extent of which has never been seen before in Bermuda.

The BPS concluded that Chavelle had been unlawfully killed and a murder investigation led by the BPS’ Serious Crime Unit has continued for the past 10 months.

The BPS has worked closely with the office of the Director for Public Prosecutions on this investigation. Following a review of evidence in this case Mr. Kamal Worrell was charged with the murder of Chavelle and appeared in Magistrates' Court this morning.

Black History Month Trailblazer: Former Sergeant Gregory McArthur "Porky" Grimes

Sun, 2021-02-28

Today marks the end of our Black History Month Trailblazer series. We hope you enjoyed getting know who we are and we would like to thank you all for your likes, shares and kind remarks on social media for our past and present trailblazers.

There are many more officers and staff who have achieved great things during their careers with the BPS, however there is no way we can cover them all in one month. With that said, we will continue to showcase our BPS trailblazers throughout the year. 

We will end our BPS Black History Month Trailblazer series with none other than, the late Sergeant Gregory Grimes who tragically lost his life while on duty in December 2016.

Our final Black History Month Trailblazer: Sergeant Gregory McArthur “Porky” Grimes

On 14 December 2016, the Bermuda Police Service and the community were deeply saddened to hear the tragic news that our good friend and colleague Sergeant Gregory Grimes passed away suddenly whilst on duty.

Gregory was an exceptionally popular policeman who always took the time to mentor younger police officers.  We know that many of our present and recently retired members will have fond memories of working with Greg, who in 2009 and 2011, was chosen as “Police Officer of the Year and Sergeant of the Year.”

Black History Month Trailblazer: Sergeant Cerepha Bridgeman

Sat, 2021-02-27

Today’s Black History Month Trailblazer: Sergeant Cerepha Bridgeman

Cerepha Bridgeman, is from the island of Barbados. She joined the Bermuda Police Service in September 2008.

She has worked as a uniform patrol officer and was subsequently transferred to the Community Action Team as a Community Officer. 

Sergeant Bridgeman exemplifies the epitome of a community officer and regularly assist with community oriented tasks, supports her colleagues and other agencies with community outreach and at risk youth and the elderly.

She has received specialized training in various areas and in November 2017, she successfully completed her certifications in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), in addition, she is an instructor in Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.), a volunteer life coach with the MIRRORS Program.

As a result of her outstanding commitment to the Mirrors Program in 2018, she was awarded the Mirrors Silver Award.  Also in 2018, Cerepha was nominated in the ACCP Regional Awards in the category of Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer and placed a respectable second runner up position.

In June 2019, Cerepha was promoted to the rank of Police Sergeant and continues to work in the role of Community Officer as her dedication to the community has resulted in her receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award for the Mirrors Programme in July of 2020.

Black History Month Trailblazer: Constable Angela Cox

Sat, 2021-02-27

Today's Black History Month Trailblazer: Constable Angela Cox

Angela, is a Bermudian officer, married to Dean and the mother of two sons. She joined the Bermuda Police Service, in June 1986. Angela, spent the majority of her career working as a patrol officer at Hamilton Police Station.

She remained there until 1995, when she transferred to the Women’s Police Office where she investigated Juvenile Crimes and all matters involving juveniles. Following that she had a brief period in Criminal Investigation Department, before being transferred to Parish Office where she performed the role of Pembroke Parish Constable; and later appointed as the 1st female Parish Officer for the “City of Hamilton”.

She is presently attached to Police Prosecutions Dept. (Court Liaison Unit) as the Daily Plea Court Officer. In addition to her policing role, Angela previously owned and managed a small clothing boutique in the City of Hamilton. She enjoys cooking and exercising and maintains a healthy and happy lifestyle. 

This year she will be celebrating 34 years of service to the people of Bermuda, and we say thank you for your contribution to “Making Bermuda Safer.”



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