Heavy police presence kept Holiday weekend crime levels low

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS), can report that the National Heroes Holiday long weekend went off without any major incidents or significant criminal activity.


Our robust policing efforts with heightened officer presence on the roads and in attendance at the numerous gatherings achieve.


None of this would have been achieved, though, without the cooperation of you, the public.


While the recent holiday period can be considered relatively quiet from a crime perspective, there were still a number of arrests made.


•             Importation of controlled drug – 2

•             Assault – 1

•             Bladed Article – 4

•             Possession of controlled drug – 1

•             Impaired Driving – 5

•             Warrants – 7

•             Threatening Words/Breach of the peace – 1

•             Disqualified Driving – 2


Reflecting on these numbers, Darrin Simons, Commissioner of Police stated, “On behalf of the entire staff of the Bermuda Police Service, I wish to take this opportunity to thank the public for their cooperation and support over the just concluded National Heroes Holiday weekend.


Your assistance combined with guidance provided by our officers, helped ensure a relatively peaceful, near incident free weekend.


That speaks volumes given the multitude of social events which took place across the island, starting on Wednesday of last week.


I should also point out, this outcome is another demonstration of what can be achieved when the community and police work together.

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