News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – Between 10th and 14th October 2022, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) hosted UK trainers from Essex Police at Police Headquarters in Prospect, Devonshire.

Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell (Tactical Operations) explained: “The instructors, Inspector Mark Fraser and Sergeant Kevin May, took BPS Roads Policing Unit officers plus Traffic Collision Investigators strategically through relatively new processes of approaching as well as conducting fatal collision investigations, considering various different aspects and components of fatal collisions.

“BPS officers on the course were also guided through the mechanisms of Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) approaches to investigations, including the development of policy decisions supported by various actions. At the conclusion of the training, all 17 officers that participated graduated with certificates as qualified fatal collision investigator SIOs, embracing the new skills they learned with a view to substantially elevating existing fatal collision investigation protocols.”

The following BPS officers successfully completed the Essex Police fatal collision investigators course:

•             Constable 469 Walter Jackson

•             Constable 836 Victor Fishington

•             Constable 862 Jason Ming

•             Constable 878 Carl Gibbons

•             Constable 951 Stephen Paynter

•             Constable 2004 Roger Fox 

•             Sergeant 2111 Olasunkanmi Akinmola

•             Constable 2123 Asaph Rawlins

•             Sergeant 2178 Michael Butcher

•             Constable 2221 Dennis Joell

•             Sergeant 2338 Anton Gilbert

•             Inspector 2345 Kenten Trott

•             Constable 2365 Stephen Allen

•             Acting Sergeant 2400 Chaquita Simmons

•             Acting Sergeant 2468 Jason Savoury

•             Acting Sergeant 2475 Mellisa Butler

•             Constable 2543 Kayla Smith

Top Feature Photo Courtesy Of Dexter Flood