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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. 

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 and suggestions via our website email address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Roger Sherratt
Editor 
ROUGH GUIDE TO WRITING 'THEN AND NOW' ARTICLES
One of the most popular sections of our website is our "Then and Now" column which is where our former and retired Bermuda Police Officers are encouraged to write their own life story and reminiscences  of their time in the Bermuda Police.  These can be as short as a couple of pages, or as long as you wish.  Davie Kerr and Ray Sousa have set the example of writing extensively about their recollections!  CLICK HERE to find a rough guide for writing your own "Then and Now" article.  It is intended purely as a guide and we would be delighted to hear from you.
 
                                                                                                                                                                                             
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. 

St. Clair "Brinky" Tucker

CLICK HERE for our latest article featuring our good friend and colleague, retired Inspector St. Clair ”Brinky” Tucker who served in the Bermuda Police for 30 years from 1961 – 1992.  Brinky attended Training Course #1 and went on to serve on the beat in Hamilton, in Beach Squad, Central Parishes, Cycle Squad, and in Narcotics, as Watch Sergeant in Central, Inspector OIC Prosecutions,  Supreme Court Officer, Black Rod, OIC Airport Security, OIC Eastern, and OIC Hamilton at the time of his retirement in 1991.   An outstanding sportsman, and much involved in a wide variety of community activities, Brinky has always found time for his wonderful family, and on the day we published this article he is a Grand Marshall for the Bermuda Heritage Day Parade 2022.

CLICK HERE to view our article about Robert “Bob” “RCS” Smith who served in the Bermuda Police from 1956 – 1965

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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. 

Insp. Alfred James "Jim" Amos

CLICK HERE for our latest article about the Late Alfred James “Jim” Amos who served in the Bermuda Police from 1931-1958, having initially arrived in Bermuda to serve with the West Yorkshire Regiment at the Prospect Garrison.  Jim was a popular member of the Police Force and served for many years in St. George’s before moving to Central Division where he also served in CID.  An excellent shot, Jim was also well known for putting on shows with his amazing dog “Sparsa” who delighted audiences with  high-level obedience and tricks. 

CLICK HERE for our recent article about the Late Ernest "Ernie" Moniz. 

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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 starts with a 100 year old lady in Australia fighting against her pension being FROZEN after she left the UK to live in Australia with her family. It was thought she might be related to our good friend Dick Coulthard but it turns out NOT to be the case, but we catch up with Dick and how he's doing Down Under, and conclude with the sad fact that our own Police Pensions here in Bermuda are also FROZEN and the outlook for them being defrosted remain bleak! CLICK HERE to view the article.
 
CLICK HERE to read "FROZEN PENSIONS" 
 
 
Our latest crime article, written by retired Supt. George Rose, describes "The Case of the Barefooted Rapist"  committed by one of Bermuda's most notorious criminals during the 1960's and 1970's whose name will be familiar to anyone who served in the Bermuda Police  during that time.
 
CLICK HERE for "The Case of the Barefooted Rapist.
 
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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. Editors note - We are still having problems with our Comments at the bottom of each page, so if you would like to answer the above queries please forward your answers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

A Princess Visits Bermuda

CLICK HERE for our  latest photo taken during a visit by a Royal Princess. We have no doubt most of our members will recognize this member of the Royal Family but we would also ask you to provide us with where and when it was taken, the names of all the senior police officers and other dignitaries present, the reason or reasons for this Royal Visit, and the connection between this photo and our  latest "Then and Now" article.

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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, but the Covid pandemic put paid to all of our activities until we finally managed to have a Ppecial Reception on 11th November 2021 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of  those f our members still residing here in Bermuda wh0 jined the BPS in 1970 and 1971. CLICK HERE to view the article about this much needed and well received function.  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.

 

 

 

 

 


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