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New book details Police history

A book tracing the history of policing in Bermuda will be published next year by the Bermuda Police Service.

The book represents the final component of celebrations in 2014, recognising the 135th anniversary of the founding of the Service

It depicts the early years of policing leading up to the establishment of the Bermuda Police Force in 1879 and beyond.

And it details the development of the Force from the days of the horse and buggy and pedal cycle, to the coming of the railway and international air services in 1930s.

The modern incarnation of the Bermuda Police can be traced back to the 1960s, when many of the departments of the service were formed, such as the Narcotics Section, Police Women's Department, Training School and Marine Section.

In addition to the Service's 400-year evolution, and that of the Bermuda Reserve Police, the book looks in more detail at nine cases that were significant or particularly interesting.

One such case involved a founding member of the Nazi party, who was at large in Bermuda for six months at the height of World War Two.

The book will be limited to a single printing of 2,000 copies, of which 1,500 will be soft bound and the other 500 hard bound.

Hundreds of photographs are featured, including images of all officers who have served during the past decade.

The book is now available for pre-order through the Bookmart at Brown and Company.

Softbound copies are priced at $36.00 and hard-bound copies at $60.00.

The book is expected to be on the bookshelves by February, 2015.

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Published December 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Updated December 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm)

New book details Police history

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