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.
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO OUR MEMBERS
CLICK HERE for our latest article about the Late Ernest "Ernie" Moniz who rose to the rank of Chief Inspector during his service and was a highly skilled police officer, who was highly motivated and who gave his heart and soul to the job of being a police officer. Ernie first joined the Police in 1953 after having served for several years in the Dockyard Police. He actually left the Police for a while but then re-joined and worked his way through the ranks until his retirement in April 1981.
We are indebted to his wife, Daphne, for helping put together this Hall of Fame article about Ernie who will best be remembered as the Inspector, and later as Chief Inspector OIC Operations (Traffic) Division. Daphne was able to provide us with access to a great collection of photos and documentation which all makes for fascinating reading.
Chief Inspector Ernest "Ernie"Moniz
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 "Winners or Losers" which we recently received and which is obviously a sports team with a whole bunch of characters who played with an "oval" ball! We believe the team was about to embark on an overseas tour and would like to know what tour was it? When was it? Can you help us identify everyone in the photo, and can you also advise if they returned home as winners or losers?!
CLICK HERE for our latest "Winners or Losers" photo
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.
Under normal circumstances Bermie Ex-Po currently organizes several events each year at the Police Recreation Club, including a summer BBQ and a reception at the Officers Mess in January, and we have been keen to expand our social events. We are aware that former colleagues from overseas have organized events in their home countries, and are always delighted to assist you in publicizing these get-togethers, whether it is in Canada, the West Indies, the UK, or Down Under.
You do not need to be a paid up member of Bermie Ex-Po to be able to enjoy our website, but we would encourage all former members of the Bermuda Police normally resident in Bermuda to join our organization. The annual cost of membership is $40, and for persons over 70 it is $20. Widows and widowers of former officers are honorary members, as are retired civilian staff. We are most grateful to the Police Association for a generous donation that has made the creation of this website possible, but we normally rely on membership fees to keep it active and up-to-date.
COST OF WEBSITE REPAIRS - As you may be aware we had a major crash of our website in January 2020 which could not have come at a worse time, and I want to thank our webmaster Bob MacLean for all he has done and is doing to restore our website so we can keep in touch with you, and so you can keep in touch with each other. I need to mention that we have incurred considerable expenses during this process, and we will also incur extra expenses going forward in providing extra support and regular back-ups so that any further crashes can quickly be rectified with minimal loss of data. We are looking at ways to collect funds, perhaps through voluntary donations from our overseas members, and will keep you informed as we move forward.