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.

CLICK HERE  for an Important Message from our ExPo President, Calvin Smith.  

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.  Our latest "Then and Now" article (CLICK HERE to view) features former P.C. Stephen Bond who served in the Bermuda Police from 1969 - 1977, working in Eastern Division, as St. David's Parish Constable, and in Special Branch.  You can view our article written by retired Chief Inspector Roger Sherratt who has tried to encapsulate some of the history of the Bermuda Police during the 1960's and 1970's in his reminiscences.  CLICK HERE to view the article.
 
Young P.C. Stephen Bond

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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 featuring the Late Sgt. Charles Edward "Bongo" Williams who served in the Bermuda Police for over 30 years from 1939-1970.  CLICK HERE for our article on P.C. Thomas James Powell, one of our first police officers who had a short but remarkable career in the 11th Hussars prior to joining the Bermuda Police having been present at the Charge of the Light Brigade. 
 Constable Charles Edward "Bongo" Williams

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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, “Bermuda’s Brave Blue Line – World War Two” (CLICK HERE to view) has been written by John Skinner and is a follow-up to his earlier article, “Bermuda’s Brave Blue Line – World War One.” (CLICK HERE to view the first article) These extensive stories are a tribute to all the Bermuda police officers who also served in the military during the two World Wars and we believe they will provide invaluable resource material to anyone wanting to research their family history.  

CLICK HERE to view our previous article "50th Anniversary of Joining Bermuda Police" providing information about the  82 young police officers who joined the Police during the year 1970. 

CLICK HERE to view "Bermuda's Brave Blue Line - World War One"
 
CLICK HERE to view "Bermuda's Brave Blue Line - World War Two"
 
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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.