Commissioner Michael DeSilva 
(Photo courtesy Royal Gazette)

The Royal Gazette has reported this evening that Commissioner Michael DeSilva  will step down with effect fron 15th June this year after 8 years as Commissioner of Police and 32 years in the Bermuda Police Service.

Mr DeSilva said: “It was not an easy decision to retire and leave a career of over 32 years in the making.

“I am passionate about policing and I have dedicated my entire adult life to public service.”

Mr DeSilva added: “I am grateful to all of my colleagues, past and present, for their support and commitment during my tenure. It has been an honour and a privilege to lead so many dedicated and skilled police officers, support staff, reserves, and cadets."

For more details of the announcement see the Royal Gazette article at

Commissioner DeSilva's retirement is also reported on BERNEWS at 

This is a surprise announcement but during his 32 year career, including his 8 years in the top job, Commissioner DeSilva has given exceptional service to both the BPS and to his country. Throughout his time as Commissioner he has been a great supporter of our Bermuda Police Ex-Officers Association for which we are most grateful.  We wish him all the very best for a long, happy and healthy retirement.


Davie Kerr
I remember Cadet DeSilva patrolling with me in Traffic in the mid-'80s! Best of luck to him on his retirement: any word yet on who his successor will be?Editors note - no idea yet Davie and I'm in the UK at the moment, returning home next week.
After 32 years of service and "8" as Commissioner I would think he would have no problem slipping out the back door.To say best of luck would be silly on my part.How about just taking a day at a time.10/8 261

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