Police open museum at Prospect headquarters

  • Policing history: artefacts on display at the new Bermuda Police Service museum at Prospect, include a Morse Code Keyer used in the Second World War, an array of truncheons, and a set of weight used for the checking of imported goods (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Policing history: artefacts on display at the new Bermuda Police Service museum at Prospect, include a Morse Code Keyer used in the Second World War, an array of truncheons, and a set of weight used for the checking of imported goods (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Riot squad equipment: a shield, gas mark and protective gear, as confronting social unrest took an increasing role in the island’s policing (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Riot squad equipment: a shield, gas mark and protective gear, as confronting social unrest took an increasing role in the island’s policing (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Excalibur: A colourful relic from the Police Officers’ Mess - whoever drew the blade from its base would be honour-bound to pay for the drinks (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Excalibur: A colourful relic from the Police Officers’ Mess - whoever drew the blade from its base would be honour-bound to pay for the drinks (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


A historic trove of Bermuda Police Service artefacts is getting its own museum at the Police Headquarters in Prospect, Devonshire.

The BPS museum got a “soft opening” last Wednesday night with a tribute to Edward “Bosun” Swainson, the first black police officer to be promoted to Inspector.[See Lifestyle]

Roger Sherratt, a former chief inspector who runs the Bermuda Ex-Police Association, said that Stephen Corbishley, the Commissioner of Police, and Assistant Commissioner Martin Weekes, had been discussing creating a place of pride for the various items from the history of the service.

Mr Sherratt said that the exhibits would be gradually compiled into a gallery of police memorabilia that the public would also get to admire.

On Saturday, the penultimate day of Police Week, a gymkhana was held at Police Field.

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Published Oct 7, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Oct 7, 2019 at 8:12 am)

Police open museum at Prospect headquarters

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