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Well-deserved promotion: Bermuda Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley is shown with newly promoted Superintendent Na’imah Astwood after a ceremony at police headquarters yesterday. Mrs Astwood is strategic change manager within the Bermuda Police Service (Photograph supplied)

The highest-ranking female officer in the Bermuda Police Service has been promoted to superintendent.

Na’imah Astwood has more than 24 years experience and was officially welcomed to her latest post by Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley on Monday, as her family and colleagues looked on.

She joined the BPS in 1994 after serving as a police cadet.

Mrs Astwood then went on to Recruit Foundation Course 51 where she received the Academic Award.

She has worked in Central Uniform, Central CID, Roads Policing Unit, Task Force, Service Delivery Improvement Unit, Professional Conduct Unit, Special Branch and the Serious Crime Department.

Recognitions throughout her career include Merit Awards, Letters of Good Work, as well as Commissioner’s Commendations. She was the recipient of the 2008 Senior Officer of the Year Award and has completed the International Commanders Course at Police Staff College, in Bramshill, Hampshire.

In June, Mrs Astwood was awarded the Overseas Territories Police Medal in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List and, most recently, concluded the ten-week Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy course.

Her new role is strategic change manager, which will lead to her managing specific areas of change within the police service.

Symbols of office: Superintendent Na’imah Astwood recieves her epaulettes from Calvin Smith, staff officer to the Commissioner of Police during her promotion ceremony yesterday at police headquarters (Photograph supplied)