Josse resigns from his post of police superintendent

[Updated: The Governor has now confirmed that Stephen Corbishley has tendered his resignation with immediate effect]

While it’s not yet officially confirmed, there are suggestions that Stephen Josse has stepped down as Police Commissioner, and this morning he changed his bio on his Facebook page to read “Former BPS Commissioner” .

Mr Josseley previously served in Kent Police in the UK, was appointed Bermuda Police Commissioner in May 2018. Bernews has requested an official comment and will update where possible.

Update 10:55 am: Governor Rena Lalgie said: “The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Stephen Josse, tendered his resignation, which I accepted with immediate effect. I wish Mr. Josse good luck in his future career.

“An open, merit-based and fair process will begin as soon as possible to recruit the next Commissioner of Police. In the meantime, I will appoint Mr. Darrin Simons as Acting Commissioner and Superintendent Na’imah Astwood as Acting Deputy Commissioner.

“I have had the pleasure of meeting the men and women of the Bermuda Police Service who are dedicated professionals, determined to uphold the highest police standards and passionate about serving the people of Bermuda. I am extremely grateful to those who commit to doing what is, at the best of times, hard work and even more so in these unprecedented times. “

Update: Today’s official notices included acting appointments, as printed below

Acting Police Commissioner

Type of notice: Government notice
Subtype of notice: acting appointments
Notice ID: GN0954 / 2021
Public authorities / Department: Government House
Release date: October 01, 2021
Government notice no.

Acting appointment

Bermuda Police Department

Her Excellency the Governor, Mrs. Rena Lalgie, has appointed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Darrin Simons, Acting Commissioner of Police from October 4, 2021 until further notice.

As of October 1, 2021

Rena lalgie

Governor

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Acting Deputy Police Commissioner

Type of notice: Government notice
Subtype of notice: acting appointments
Notice ID: GN0953 / 2021
Public authorities / Department: Government House
Release date: October 01, 2021
Government notice no.

Acting appointment

Bermuda Police Department

Her Excellency the Governor, Mrs. Rena Lalgie, has appointed Superintendent Na’imah Astwood as Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police from October 4, 2021 until further notice.

As of October 1, 2021

Rena lalgie

Governor

Update 6:31 p.m .: Following the announcement of the resignation of the Police Commissioner, Mr. Stephen Josse, Minister of National Security, Renee Ming said: Police. As Minister of National Security, I have worked alongside Mr. Josse at very critical times for our country, including serious criminal incidents and of course the current pandemic.

“And as co-chair of the Emergency Measures Organization [EMO] We have worked to ensure an effective and coordinated response to hurricanes and disasters so that our community can feel safe during times of uncertainty.

“On behalf of the Ministry of National Security, I would like to take this opportunity to wish Mr. Josse the best in his future endeavors. “

Update 8:17 p.m .: A police spokesperson said: “The Bermuda Police Department would like to thank former Commissioner Josse for his service. We also assure the public that the BPS continues to deliver on its mission to make Bermuda safer, under the leadership of Acting Commissioner Darrin Simons and his leadership team.

“There will be no disruption in service to the community, pending the appointment of the next commissioner.”

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