News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda – Deputy Commissioner Designate Mr Darrin Simons, graduated from the prestigious Strategic Command Course (SCC) n the UK.

He received his graduation certificate from the Course Director, Chief Constable Dee Collins, Chief Executive of the College of Policing Mr Mike Cunningham and the UK Home Secretary Mr Sajid Javid.

The SCC course, which began in January 2019 and put delegates through a comprehensive programme of learning including business and finance skills, ethical leadership and command training, seeks to prepare candidates for roles as Chief Officers in the UK and other international police forces.

Mr Simons was the first serving BPS officer to attend the course following his successful application to become the next Deputy Commissioner following the retirement of Mr Paul Wright and follows in the footsteps of the Commissioner of Police, Stephen Corbishley, who attended the course in 2016 prior to his appointment to the BPS.

Mr Corbishley remarked on Mr Simons’ success: “I am delighted and very proud that Mr Simons has successfully completed the Strategic Command Course, one of the hardest and advanced police training programmes in the world.

“Feedback as to his performance from course syndicate directors has been excellent and I look forward to his appointment as DCOP and his return to the BPS with new ideas and leadership to take the service to new heights in our support of communities in Bermuda.”

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