3rd June 2021 - I am much relieved to advise our website users that after 4 weeks away in Boston where I had back surgery, which was successful but still sore, I am now back on Island and sitting here on my computer for the first time. It is going to take me a while to fully settle back into administering our website but it sure feels good to be sitting here, even if it's only for a few minutes at a time at the moment, and I can assure you I will do my best to get back up and running as quickly as possible.
While away I heard from Mike Jent's partner Carole that unfortunately the date of Mike's funeral had been changed and she had realized she had not advised us of the change of date until after the funeral when she heard that several people had travelled to the venue on the wrong date - for which she sincerely apologies.
Welcome to the official website of the Bermuda Ex-Police Officer's Association, now known as "Bermie Ex-Po". Our intention is to provide former and retired members of the Bermuda Police Service with a means of keeping in touch with each other, to record our collective history, and to encourage you to sit down and write about your own personal experiences so they can be recorded for posterity.
Our Committee (CLICK HERE for details) is determined to ensure that "Bermie Ex-Po" is inclusive for all those who have served in the BPS, and through our website we try to bring us all closer together, whether you are still living here in Bermuda or you are many thousands of miles away.
MESSAGE FROM OUR EXPO PRESIDENT - FEB 2021
ExPo President Cal Smith
CLICK HERE for our latest article about DRA Bettington who served as as Chief of Police in Bermuda from 1927 – 1933. We had very little information about COP Bettington until John Skinner was researching members of the Bermuda Police who served in the Military either before or after being police officers. John discovered the military record of Mr. Bettington together with his service in the Natal Police, and later as Deputy COP of Gold Coast (present day Ghana) before being appointed COP in Bermuda. The story of Mr. Bettington makes for interesting reading.
Chief of Police DRA Bettington
CLICK HERE for his Hall of Fame article
CLICK HERE for our previous article on Inspector Martin Joseph "Joe" Colton who joined the Bermuda Police in 1955 and served until his retirement in 1978.
CLICK HERE for our latest photo "The More Things Change!" We recently received this "ancient" photo and it won't take a top class detective to figure out where it was taken although it was before our time for most of us. We believe that many of you will remember one person in particular, and wonder if you can estimate when it was taken, where was it taken, and whether you can recognize anyone else.
CLICK HERE for our photo of a "Very Special Event".
Latest News and Press Releases - You will see the headings for both of these columns here on our home page, Latest News usually contains local news, often related to the BPS, that we believe will be of interest. Press Releases have usually been mainly about Police-related matters but as of now I will try to keep you up-to-date on the cornonavirus crisis locally by referring you to articles in our local media wherever possible.
On behalf of the Bermie Ex-Po Committee we wish all the very best to you and your families, and we trust that our website will provide you with an opportunity to think of good times as you stroll down memory lane.