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Police reports overall decrease in crime for year 2020

The Royal Bahamas Police Force is reporting a decrease in overall crime in the country last year. The commissioner of police provided a breakdown...

Crime Down

Overall crime in The Bahamas is down by four per cent compared to the same period last year. The Commissioner of Police mid-year report reflects regional decreases in New Providence and Grand Bahama at rates of one per cent and 47 per cent respectively.

2020 Policing Plan Unveiled

Some 35 senior police officers and 90 contracted officers are expected to retire this year. In turn, 270 officers will be recruited, putting the targeted strength of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) at 2,787 sworn officers by year’s end.

Detention Centre Disruption Probed

The immigrants at the centre of a disruption at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre are to be charged as investigations into the matter continue. The incident was triggered by Haitian migrants – 67 males and 18 females - staging a hunger strike; advocating to return home.

Passing of the Baton, From One Police Commissioner to Another

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis gave keynote remarks at the Royal Bahamas Police Force Handing Over Ceremony of the Office of Commissioner of Police, March 30, 2020 at Police Headquarters. He commended Commissioner Anthony Ferguson on his "extraordinary service to our country and to the Bahamian people." The Prime Minister then introduced incoming Commissioner-Designate Paul Rolle, who established the Force's first Cyber Crime Unit, and assured him of full support.