COP Stephen Corbishley announcing initiatives to expand
community policing and reopen St. George's Police Station

(Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

 

The Royal Gazette reports that Commissioner of Police, Stepehn Corbishley has announced that St. George's Police Station will be re-opened as an integral part of the BPS new community policing policy.

Mr. Corbshley told a  press conference: “I really do believe that this will make a fundamental difference to the services that we provide to all communities in Bermuda, that we are more attentive, we are more able to listen, but most importantly we are more able to respond to keep Bermuda safer.”

He said community policing would receive significant investment and that the parish constable scheme would also be rolled out soon.

“We will see police officers in each and every parish across Bermuda working on a day-to-day basis with local residents, community leaders, businesses, voluntary services as well as the church,” Mr Corbishley added.

Mr Corbishley said it is essential that the police have an important relationship with communities.

The full article can be viewed in the Royal Gazette at http://www.royalgazette.com/crime/article/20190114/st-georges-police-station-to-reopen 

 

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#7 Terry 2019-02-21 13:41
Age has a tendency to mello.
Shalom.
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#6 Davie Kerr 2019-02-10 17:39
OK, fair enough: we'll agree to differ on that one...
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#5 Davie Kerr 2019-02-08 17:34
I still think that Hamilton Police should have been into the old Fire Station premises at Front & Court before the dust had settled from HFB moving out!
And as far as Casemates goes, while I feel sorry for the staff who had to work there, I'm afraid I have no sympathy for the prisoners: the old saying "If you can't do the time, don't do the crime" sounds about right there...

Editors note - Have to disagree with you in your last phrase Davie, Conditions were not only archaic but downright unhealthy, overcrowded, and with no room to provide any kind of rehabilitation. Those conditions went out at the end of the 19th century and I understand that the senior police officers who toured Casemates were shocked at the state of the place.
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#4 Davie Kerr 2019-02-07 05:25
I'm glad to see that St G Police Station is to be re-opened, albeit possibly in a different location, as I think it was a bloody stupid idea to move it out of town in the first place.
As I saw it back then there were 3 viable options:-
1) Move the Post Office elsewhere and simply take over that whole block.
2) Take over the old Youth Centre building further east on Water Street.
3) Take over the building on Ordnance Island which backed on to the Marine Police/Customs building.

As usual, however, politics and finance got in the way.
And as for Hamilton: remember when we moved down to the Allenhurst Building in '78, and the Govt of the day swore blind we'd be there for an absolute maximum of two years? Yeah, right! How long were we there? If memory serves me correctly, THIRTY-THREE YEARS!
I still think that, when the Fire Service moved from Front/Court to their new place on King Street, we should have been in there like a shot...

Editors note - Great suggestions re St. George's Police Station Davie. Shame one of them wasn't utilised. I did hear from a vewry reliable source that after promising to build a new Hamilton Police Station within 2 years, the Goct of the day were confronted with a major dilemma - choose between building a new Police Station ir building a new Prison to replace the old Casemates. I heard that Govt arranged for a group of senuir Police officers to visit Casemates and see for themselves the dreadful conditions there. Following their visit the Officers reluctantly agreed that the Prison project was the most urgent.
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#3 Terry 2019-01-30 14:31
Just a question I have been meaning to ask for a long time.
Is the old Police Station on Parliament Street just two doors up from Front Street still there?

I mean the building per se or has it been demolished or what.

Not been back in almost ten years (and don't intend to).

Same as for St. George.

Gonna be just empty shells and Historic Sights?

Editors note - That old police station building low down on Parliament Street is still there Terry, but looking completely delapidated these days. The old St. George Police Station doesn't look too bad from the outside but from all accounts it's too far gone to ever be renovated. Great shame - great location. If I get chance I will take photos of both buildings and post them on the website.
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#2 Terry 2019-01-23 17:13
Quoting Terry:
Bout bloody thyme.

Fond memories of living and working there for 20 years.

Editors note - From what I can gather the old Police Station is too far gone to be renovated so it looks like they'll have to find another building. One of my vivid memories of St. George;s Police Station was the day Malcolm Ralph Terceira appeared in St. George's Magistrates Court for speeding and after being taken off the road he walked out, climbed into his horse and buggy and rode off into the sunset!


Does that mean it will be inoperable ?
Will it ever be used again? Or just shuttered forever.

Editors note - Good questions Terry, From what I can gather it sounds like it would be much too expensive to renovate it so they are looking elsewhere for an alternative. Sort of like the same fate as the old Hamilton Police Station on Parliament Street.
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#1 Terry 2019-01-19 15:53
Bout bloody thyme.

Fond memories of living and working there for 20 years.

Editors note - From what I can gather the old Police Station is too far gone to be renovated so it looks like they'll have to find another building. One of my vivid memories of St. George;s Police Station was the day Malcolm Ralph Terceira appeared in St. George's Magistrates Court for speeding and after being taken off the road he walked out, climbed into his horse and buggy and rode off into the sunset!
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