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.

roger sherrattOur 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. 

I feel sure that as you leaf through its pages, our website will hold many fond memories for you, and will hopefully encourage you to let us hear from you. Please feel free to let us have your comments ansd suggestions via our website email address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2020 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

                                          ExPo President Cal Smith

We have just posted a  2020 Christmas Message  to all of our members
from our ExPo President, Cal Smith. CLICK HERE  to view Cal's message 
 
FEATURE ARTICLES  
  
Then and Now -  This is designed specifically for former and retired members of the Bermuda Police to tell their own stories about life in the BPS. It is open to anyone who has served for any length of time, no matter how short, and provides you with an opportunity to relate your personal history. We are keen to illustrate your story with photos if you can provide them.  CLICK HERE to view out latest "Then and Now" article features Stephen "Steve" Rollin who was one of  69 young men and women who joined the Bermuda Police 50 years ago this year. Steve served until 2005, retiring as a Watch Inspector and he is now residing in the UK although he usually returns annually to the Island to see his family which is a problem at present because of restrictions caused  by the Covid pandemic.  CLICK HERE to view the article about  former P.C. Stephen Bond who served in the Bermuda Police from 1969 - 1977.
 
Young P.C. Stephen "Steve" Rollin
CLICK HERE to view his article


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Hall of Fame  - This section is intended to honour the memories of former colleagues who are no longer with us.  They are usually kindly submitted by family and friends, and we urge the families of our former colleagues to assist us in including their loved ones in our Hall of Fame. CLICK HERE for our latest article on Inspector Martin Joseph "Joe" Colton who joined the Bermuda Police in 1955 and served until his retirement in 1978.  In addition to being a great character Joe had "Police" in his genes!  His father and his two brothers all served at the same time in the Police in Dublin, and within 2 years of arriving in Bermuda he married a policewoman, Margaret Lester-Card.  We indebted to his family for submitting this article.  
 
 CLICK HERE for our latest article about Sgt Edward Angus "Ted" Burton who, whilst serving in the Bermuda Police from 1951-1967 developed a passion for studying the history of the Bermuda Police and as a young P.C. wrote and published our first ever comprehensive history entitled "Policing in Bermuda from the Earliest Times"
 

Insp. Martin Joseph "Joe" Colton
CLICK HERE for his Hall of Fame article

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Interesting Articles   -  This column features interesting articles written on a wide range of subjects related to the Bermuda Police Service or personal stories.   We are delighted to receive articles from anyone who wishes to put pen to paper, and will assist with editing where necessary.  You can submit articles and photos by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Our latest article is the first in a series of  “Profiles in Excellence” highlighting the careers of outstanding serving police officers who are a credit to the Bermuda Police Service.  These articles have been created by the BPS and we are publishing them because many of our ExPo members will have served with these officers when they first joined the Police Service, and we thought you might be interested in and impressed by how well they have progressed in their careers. Our first article is about Inspector Kenten Trott, who has a direct family connection with two of our ExPo members. His grandparents are Steve and Juanita Shaw. CLICK HERE for the article about Inspector Trott which includes some additional comment from him.

CLICK HERE for our article about the first ever comprehensive history of the Bermuda Police entitled "The Policing of Bermuda from the Earliest Days" written by young P.C. Edward Angus "Ted" Burton and published in 1955 in the Bermuda Historical Quarterly magazine.  Ted Burton was entirely self-motivated and we are indebted to him for delving into the early history of the Police Force through to the 1950's when he arrived in Bermuda.  

CLICK HERE to view Profile in Excellence article
on Inspector Kenten Trott
 
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Who, Where and When  -  This column features photographs submitted to us by former colleagues in which we challenge you to tell us who is in the photograph, when was it taken, and where was it taken? We usually give you a couple of weeks to figure out the answers and we then publish the correct results - if known - based on our collective memories. Please either email your answers to us or type in your comments in the "Comments" section below the enlarged photo.  Our latest photo is of a group of characters who appear to be in some kind of sports kit, along with a team mascot!  We published a somewhat similar team photo in our "Who, Where, and When" column about 18 months ago, and they too had their own mascot.  At that time we had some idea of the make up of their opponents but didn't know where to find their photo - and finally, here it is.  So now we need to know who is in this photo, where and when was it taken,  what is the make-up of the team,  and finally, what was the final score in this grudge match!  CLICK HERE to view our photo of "The Eastern Crew"!

 CLICK HERE to view "One Whacky Crew!"

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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.  

Roger Sherratt
Editor
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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.