LATEST NEWS, inside the BPS

Recruit Matthew McGowan Removed From Duty With Immediate Effect

Fri, 2017-09-29

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels - Matthew McGowan has been employed as an unsworn student officer on a recruit foundation course at the police training center since 11 September 2017. He was previously employed as a teacher at a private school in England. Information has come to light that a professional conduct panel in England has prohibited him from teaching indefinitely after it found allegations to be proven that he behaved inappropriately with a former female student. Mr. McGowan has been given 28 days in which to appeal the decision.

Witness Appeal Continues Regarding Eleventh Road Fatality

Fri, 2017-09-29

The witness appeal continues regarding Thursday’s fatal collision involving a car and motorcycle that occurred around 5:48am (September 28th) on Middle Road, Southampton in the area of Five Star Island, claiming the life of 38 year old Kerry Petty.

In particular, the investigating officer would like to speak with a man who apparently witnessed the incident and stopped at the scene.

12 BPS Officers Volunteer for Duty in the British Virgin Islands

Thu, 2017-09-28

On 17th September 2017, six officers from the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) were deployed to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to provide armed support to the policing operation there following Hurricanes Irma & Maria.

The BPS team comprises of Sergeant A. Smalling and Constables I. Freeman, S. Millar, P. Lewington, C. Regan and S. Monk. The officers have been sworn in as special constables with the Royal British Virgin Islands Police Force and are now assisting local police, in partnership with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and U.K. troops.

BPS Statement Regarding Recruit Linked to UK News Report [Updated]

Thu, 2017-09-28

Acting Commissioner of Police Paul Wright - One of the fourteen new Bermuda Police Service recruits who commenced a Recruit Foundation Course on Monday 11 September 2017 has been linked to a news report in the U.K. that was published on Thursday 28 September 2017. The news report refers to allegations that the officer was engaged in inappropriate behavior with a sixteen year old student at a private school where he was previously employed as a teacher. The matter was investigated by the police in the U.K which found that there was no criminal case to answer. However, the National College for Teaching and Leadership convened a professional conduct panel which recorded its decision on 7th September 2017 that on balance, the allegations that he developed an inappropriate relationship with the student were proven.

Eleventh Road Fatality for 2017: Kerry Petty

Thu, 2017-09-28

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 38 year old Kerry Petty and extends sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Ms. Petty was seriously injured when the motorcycle she was riding was involved in a collision with a car on Middle Road, Southampton in the area of Five Star Island around 5:48am this morning (September 28th).

She was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance but sadly, later pronounced dead.

Fatal Collision in Southampton

Thu, 2017-09-28

Police and first responders attended a report of a road traffic collision between a car and motorcycle that took place on Middle Road, Southampton in the area of Five Star Island around 5:48am this morning (September 28th).

The motorcyclist involved, believed to be a 38 year Southampton woman, was seriously hurt and rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance – but later succumbed to her injuries.

Police Week 2017

Wed, 2017-09-27

Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes – Good Morning Members of the Media.

Thank you for taking the time to come out to this press conference. It is that time of year where the Bermuda Police Service celebrates 138 years of policing in Bermuda and from Saturday, September 30th until Saturday, October 7th, there will be a number of activities planned to celebrate this milestone



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