We received information yesterday (25th April 2020) from our ExPo President, Cal Smith, to say that in response to a request from the BPS, a group of our ExPo members have volunteered to be paired up with BPS officers to assist in carrying out House to House enquiries, and general area searches for an elderly gentleman, Mr Robert Douglas who has gone missing from his home.
Cal explained, "Members of the Bermuda Police Service Ex Police Officers Association (ExPo) remain committed to providing support and assistance to our community, Commissioner Corbishley, and our colleagues in the Bermuda Police Service. We stand at the ready to assist them whenever the need arises and we consider it an honor and a privilege to volunteer our support to the BPS and the family of Mr. Robert Douglas. The BPS has briefed us and provided us with the necessary PPE and safety guidance and we are happy to volunteer our support in this initiative."
ROYAL GAZETTE REPORT
This morning, 26th April, the Royal Gazette has published an article about the ExPo volunteers as follows:-
Former police officers will boost efforts to find a missing senior, it was revealed today.
A police spokesman said that the work is to include house-to-house inquiries as part of the search for Robert Douglas, 72.
He explained the help came “in response to a call to assist the Bermuda Police Service” and will be on a volunteer basis.
The search will focus on areas between the Paget traffic lights and Cobb’s Hill in Warwick.
Former Chief Inspector Calvin Smith, president of the Ex Police Officers Association, said: “Members of the Bermuda Police Service Ex Police Officers Association remain committed to providing support and assistance to our community, Commissioner Stephen Corbishley and our colleagues in the Bermuda Police Service.
“We stand at the ready to assist whenever the need arises and we consider it an honour and a privilege to volunteer our support to the BPS and the family of Mr Douglas.”
He added: “The BPS has briefed us and provided us with the necessary personal protective equipment and safety guidance and we are happy to volunteer our support in this initiative.”
The former police officers involved are Assistant Commissioner Carlton Adams, Inspector Beverly Pitt, Inspector Linda Perry, Sergeant Jeff Baron, Sergeant Hatten Phillips, Reserve Inspector Dexter Flood, Police Constable Rosalie Pearman, Police Constable Andrew Wright, Police Constable Cammie Simmons and Police Constable Kevin Cabral.
CLICK HERE for the full report in the Royal Gazette. Please note that this article has been pubished this morning, that is, on Sunday morning when the Royal Gazette is normally closed on Sundays.