The Royal Gazette reports in today's daily newspaper that H.E. The Governor, John Rankin, has appointed Chief Superintendent Stephen Corbishley of the Kent Police to succeed Commissioner Michael DeSilva who is retiring in June. Mr Corbishley, who works for Kent Police in South East England, will be appointed for a five-year term. Read the full RG article at http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20180530/english-officer-appointed-police-commissioner
Mr Rankin said: “I am confident that Chief Superintendent Corbishley will serve Bermuda well in his role as Commissioner of Police over the next five years, bringing to the job a wide breadth of skills and experience." Mr Corbishley was said to be respected for his strong partnership approach to policing and his commitment to developing capability.
The spokesman added one of Mr Corbishley’s priorities is to establish a programme for developing talented Bermuda police officers with leadership potential to prepare them for senior command positions within the next five years.
Mr Corbishley, who is about 50 years old, has been part of the Kent force for 25 years. He was divisional commander of the force’s west division for several years before he was promoted to acting assistant chief constable — the equivalent of assistant commissioner — six weeks ago.
Earlier, he was in charge of the partnership directorate at the force headquarters in Maidstone, with responsibility for strategic crime reduction, partnership and community relations.
The appointment of Mr. Corbishley has also been reported on Bernews at http://bernews.com/2018/05/corbishley-appointed-new-police-commissioner/
Bermuda ExPo has enjoyed a very close relationship with COP DeSilva who is a strong supporter of our Assocaition, and we look forward to establishing a similar close relationship with Mr. Corbishley when he takes over as Commissioner of Police. We wish him every success in his new position.
31st May 2018