Police to review their Pride management – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password

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.”

A police car is decorated for the Pride Parade (File photograph)

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published September 13, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated September 14, 2019 at 9:02 am)

Police to review their Pride management

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon