Now heading into 25 years of experience in policing, Bermudian Na’imah Astwood became the highest-ranking female police officer in the Bermuda Police Service (BPS), with the announcement of her promotion to Superintendent.
Flanked by a host of relatives, including her dad (in photo above) and senior colleagues, Ms Astwood was promoted earlier this week by Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley on Monday afternoon (September 17th).
Superintendent Astwood joined the BPS in 1994 after serving as a Police Cadet. She then went on to Recruit Foundation Course 51 where she received the Academic Award.
She has worked in Central Uniform, Central CID, Roads Policing Unit, Task Force, Service Delivery Improvement Unit, Professional Conduct Unit, Special Branch and the Serious Crime Department.
Mrs Astwood has received Merit Awards, Letters of Good Work, as well as Commissioner’s Commendations, was the recipient of the 2008 Senior Officer of the Year Award and has completed the International Commanders Course at Bramshill, UK.
In June of this year, Superintendent Astwood was awarded the Overseas Territories Police Medal in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List and most recently, concluded the 10 week Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy.
Superintendent Astwood’s new posting is Strategic Change Manager, which entails managing specific areas of change within the BPS.