Police announce promotions

Posted by on Sep 14, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

POLICE have announced the promotion of two of its officers to senior ranks.

Inspector Othneal Haynes is now Cheif Inspector. He joined the Bermuda Police Service in 1978 after serving in the Royal Barbados Police Force for two years.

Chief Inspector Othneal Haynes

After a three week localization course he was posted to Hamilton Police Station.

Chief Inspector Haynes has been posted to Hamilton Police Station, Somerset Police Station, Traffic Department, Motor Cycle Patrol Section, Prosecutions, Pembroke Parish Constable, Southampton Parish Constable, Western CID and Narcotics.

He has attended several management courses both local and aboard and has been exposed to numerous other types of training.

Chief Inspector Haynes has also received one commendation for the rescue of an individual from a burning building.

He is currently the Central Area Commander. He is responsible for the central parishes.

Next, Police Seargant Grant Tomkins, well known as a community man and for his work with school children, has been promoted to the rank of Inspector.

Inspector Grant Tomkins

The Inspector joined the Service in February 1991 having previously served six years in the West Mercia Constabulary in England.

Since joining, he has served in Central Uniform, Parishes, Schools Liaison Unit, Outward Bound, Commercial Crime Department now the Financial Crime Unit.

Inspector Tomkins’ current posting is Inspector of the Financial Crime Unit, which is part of the Drugs and Intelligence Division.

The Financial Crime Unit serves to provide in depth investigations into serious frauds and all Proceeds of Crime Act related investigations.

He holds two University of Manchester Business School Post Graduate Diplomas in International Financial Crime Prevention and International Compliance and is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist.

He has received four Commissioner’s Commendations.

Inspector Tomkins is also the current Chairman of the Bermuda Police Association, and has represented the Bermuda Police Service in rugby, cricket and golf.

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