20/04/2023 – The Commissioner of Police said that of more than 100 applicants, only nine were selected to start a training course this week. Apparently, because of the low numbers of people making it through, the island’s police chief has received permission to open recruiting to resident non-Bermudians. Read more here.
20 years and it appears little has changed …
In 1999 the force (sorry, the service) was in tatters … the HMR manager said to be a farce. The constabulary, attempting to recruit 40 Bermudians, had a huge local recruiting drive.
Of the 120 applicants some forms received were written in pencil and crayon (‘I sh*t you not’, was the accompanying comment).
19 were acceptible (sic).
To quote the information source writing about the new recruits, ‘Half of which were women- the men are retiring being replaced by women- dangerous precedent‘*
*The danger was not expanded upon however, an explanation was been requested from the BPS who have yet to respond.