Retired Chief Inspector Roger Sherratt
Past President
Roger Sherratt

Born and raised in Biddulph, near Stoke-on-Trent, Roger joined the Bermuda Police in 1964 after serving for 3 years in the Staffordshire County Police. He spent several years on the beat and as duty driver in Central Division and St. George's before being transferred to Traffic where he was promoted to Sergeant in 1971. Following a stint in Central CID and a return to Traffic, he was appointed as Crime Prevention Officer and later transferred to head the newly formed Community-Media Relations Department in the 1980's where he was promoted to Inspector, working alongside Sergeant John Instone. He retired from the BPS as Chief Inspector in 1992 after spending 10 years in Community-Media Relations where he and John were often referred to as the "official police spokesmen".

Inspector Roger Sherratt & Sergeant John Instone in the then
newly formed Community-Media Relations Department

An active sportsman, he played cricket, tennis and squash for the Police. He was a founder member of the Bermuda YMCA (now defunct) and following the riots of the 1960's he liaised with then P.C's Raymond Sousa and Gary Perinchief (Takbir Sharrief) to create the annual Police Pedal Cycle Gymkhana which ran successfully for many years, and was recently re-introduced as part of the 2010 Police Week activities.  One of his favourite projects whilst in Community-Media Relations Department was the creation of Bermuda's first Superstar Cards.

After retiring from the Police Service, Roger became Secretary of the Corporation of Hamilton for 12 years before retiring. Happily married to Marian for 54 years, he has two children and five grandchildren, all of whom are here in Bermuda.

Roger and Marian with their five grandchildren
(l-r) Top Row - Olivia and Elizabeth
Marian and Roger
Isla, Ben and Eddie
These days Roger spends most of his spare time on the golf course and in the garden when he's not running grandchildren around the countryside. or up to his neck in projects for the Bermie ExPo website which he created in 2011 and continues to be Editor as of 2024. CLICK HERE to read more about Roger in our "Then and Now" column.

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