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Simons passes top police commanders’ course

Darrin Simons will become Deputy Commissioner of Police next month after he passed the Strategic Command Course in the UK.

Mr Simons, who was successful in his application to be the next Deputy Commissioner last year, is the first serving Bermuda police officer to take the UK College of Policing course.

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley said: “I am delighted and very proud that Mr Simons has successfully completed the SCC, one of the hardest and advanced police training programmes in the world.

“Feedback as to his performance from course syndicate directors has been excellent and I look forward to his appointment as DCOP and his return to the BPS with new ideas and leadership to take the service to new heights in our support of communities in Bermuda.”

A police spokesman said the Strategic Command Course was a comprehensive programme, including business and finance skills, ethical leadership and command training and designed to prepare candidates for roles as chief officers in the UK and international police forces.

Mr Simons started the course in January and was presented with his graduation certificate today by Chief Constable Dee Collins, the course director, Mike Cunningham, the chief executive of the College of Policing, and Sajid Javid, the UK Home Secretary.

Chief Constable Dee Collins, director of the Strategic Command course, Darrin Simons, designated Deputy Commissioner of the BPS, Sajid Javid, UK Home Secretary, and Mike Cunningham, the chief executive of the College of Policing (Photograph provided)

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Published March 26, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated March 26, 2019 at 9:25 am)

Simons passes top police commanders’ course

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