Police to review their Pride management
The Commissioner of Police pledged to consider “the views of all communities and its leaders” as he announced a review into the management of Bermuda's first Pride parade.
Stephen Corbishley has previously expressed strong support for the parade, in which about 6,000 people marched in solidarity with the LGBT community. The Commissioner said the BPS, which helped ensure the event passed off safely on August 31, had faced challenges for “community sensitivity”.
He said: “Pride was a significant event with many challenges for the BPS to address in both operational terms and also in relation to community sensitivity.
“While I am extremely pleased with the actions of the BPS, which helped to ensure that the Pride parade took place with no incidents of disorder, it is also important to reflect on how the event was planned, recognising that there will always be learning in policing large-scale events, and to consider the views of all in Bermuda.”
Mr Corbishley said a meeting to review the police management of the parade would take place in the coming weeks.
He added: “The review meeting will assist this process and demonstrate that the BPS is both a listening and learning service, that respects and considers the views of all communities and its leaders.”