Six police sergeants promoted to inspector
Six police sergeants have been promoted to inspector by Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley.
Dennis Astwood, Karema Flood, Darren Glasford, Shakisha Minors, Ronald Taylor and Kenten Trott were welcomed to their new posts at a ceremony in front of family, friends and colleagues.
The group have a combined 140 years of policing experience in areas such as drugs enforcement, organised crime and work in the community.
Mr Astwood, a married father of two, joined the Bermuda Police Service as a cadet in 1987 and his career has included a leading role in the 2017 America’s Cup.
He has been an acting inspector since September 2017 and involved in operations to target people who are a significant threat to the public.
Mr Astwood was part of several major international investigations and worked with overseas law enforcement agencies, including in the United States, Canada and Jamaica.
He has taken over the service’s role of intelligence manager.
Ms Flood joined the Bermuda Reserve Police in 2000 and became a full-time officer the following year.
Her work has included stints in the financial crime and drugs units. Her investigative work has also included serious sexual assaults and offences that involved children.
Ms Flood, at present, works in the vulnerable persons unit and will continue there as an inspector.
Mr Glasford, known as Shakee, has 32 years of policing experience, including work in the traffic unit, driver training and gang unit.
He led a team sent to the British Virgin Islands as part of the hurricane relief effort.
Mr Glasford is a qualified firearms instructor and will be posted to the tactical operations division.
Ms Minors joined the service in 2000 as a cadet and has worked in the training school and a community action team.
She has also conducted drug conspiracy investigations in the US and Canada.
Ms Minors developed the Be a Part of a Miracle hamper scheme, which has donated more than $18,000-worth of goods to Bermuda charities since 2014.
Her new role is second in command of the eastern parishes community policing division.
Mr Taylor served in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service for 11 years before he joined the BPS in 2000.
His career has included the criminal investigation division and police support unit.
Mr Taylor has received several letters of good work, merit awards and commendations.
He is also a St John Ambulance first aid and CPR trainer.
His new posting is as an incident commander in the community policing division.
Mr Trott joined the police in 2007 and was promoted to sergeant four years later, aged only 26.
He has worked in community policing, criminal investigation and serious crime units as well as in intelligence and specialist operations.
Mr Trott’s new posting is in the serious crime unit.
The promotions ceremony was held at the Police Recreation Club at the BPS headquarters in Devonshire last Friday.