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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR

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 
 
 

FIRST EXPO SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR -  On behalf of our ExPo President, Cal Smith, we cordially invite  you to our first social event of the year -  our Annual Cocktail Party being held at the PRC on the evening of Saturday 25th February 2023.

CLICK HERE for more details.  We look forward to seeing “old” friends and colleagues.

 
MAJOR FEATURES OF OUR WEBSITE  -  Listed below are the 4 major columns of our website with a brief explanation of each one.  We recommend when using our website that you use our Search Box at the top right of our Home Page.  This is ideal if you are seeking specific information about any of our former colleagues.  Just enter their name and it will list every reference to that name but bear in mind that if you enter  a name such as "John Smith" it will list all articles listing the word "John" and all those listing the word "Smith".
                                                                                                                                                                                  
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. 

Dudley Swan

CLICK HERE for our latest article featuring our good friend and colleague, retired Detective Inspector Dudley Swan who served in the Bermuda Police for 30 years from 1951 – 1981. Born and raised in St. George’s Dudley spent many years in Eastern Division, on the beat, then in CID and as OIC Eastern CID, but also served in Murder Squad and in Central uniform.  Always a popular and well liked officer, Dudley, now 93,  has always been active but had been in failing health in recent months.  Sadly, Dudley just passed away on 24th December 2022.

CLICK HERE for our  article featuring retired Inspector St. Clair ”Brinky” Tucker.

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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. 

Stuart Innes

CLICK HERE  for our latest article about the Late Inspector Stuart Innes who served in the Bermuda Police from 1973 - 1999.  Stuart arrived in Bermuda in May 1973 as one of 20 new recruits with previous police experience, and he served on the beat in Hamilton, in Traffic where he was a member of MCPS, and in "A' Department where he found his niche as a highly efficient and well liked member of the "A" Team.  We were deeply saddened to hear of his passing in November 2022 as reported in our Latest News.  CLICK HERE to view the Latest News article.

CLICK HERE for our article about the Late Alfred James “Jim” Amos who served in the Bermuda Police from 1931-1958.

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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. 
 
 
CLICK HERE to view our latest Interesting Article about the 78 young men and women who joined the Bermuda Police during the year 1973. Those still with us will hopefully be celebrating their 50th Anniversary of first putting on their blue uniforms.   The article includes the names of all 78 of the 1973 recruits plus the dates of their arrivals, and we would be delighted to hear from any and all those who are  still "wertical"!
 
CLICK HERE to review our articlet a bizarre incident in 1971 when a couple of visitors to Bermuda took a walk through Spittal Pond and discovered a young man and a German Shepherd dog, both with gunshot wounds next to Spanish Rock. 
 
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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 very large Eastern Group

Our latest photo has been in our files for several years but lay forgotten - until now! No prizes for guessing that it's a Divisional photo taken in front of St. Peter's Church in St. George's. It is also probably the laregest group photo we have ever published, with some 78, and it will be a real challenge to ID everyone in it. CLICK HERE to view it and check out the enlarged sections to see if you can assist in doing so. We would also like to know the date it was taken.

CLICK HERE to view our photo of members of one of the Police departments recently submitted to us by the tallest member of the group. We wanted to identify  identify everyone - on a need to know basis -  including the tall gentleman, and also confirm where and approximately when the photo was taken.

 

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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 Special Reception on 11th November 2021 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of  those former members still residing here in Bermuda who joined 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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