Chief Inspector Darren Glasford (left)
and Detective Inspector Dean Martin 
(Photo courtesy Dexter Flood)

We were delighted to see the promotions of two police officers, Darren Glasford promoted to Chief Inspector, and Dean Martin promoted to Detective Inspector, as reported  in the Royal Gazette in January 2024, The promotions took place at a ceremony in the Main Hall of the Police Recreation Club attended by Rena Lalgie, the Governor; Michael Weeks, the Minister of National Security; Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons, along with senior colleagues; Cindy Clark, Director of Public Prosecutions; and Lieutenant-Colonel Ben Beasley, Commanding Officer of the Royal Bermuda Regiment.

Top row (l-r) Chaplain Santucci,  Supt Sherwin Joseph, C/Insp Darren Glasford,
Det/Insp Dean Martin,  R/Commamdant Davis, Supt Jerome Laws
Seated -  ACOP Antoine Daniels, COP Darrin Simons, HE Rena Lalgie,
Minister Michael Weekes, DCOP Na'imah Astwood 
(Photo courtesy Dexter Flood)

The Royal Gazette reports that “The officers, who have committed more than 70 years of policing between them, were sworn in at their new ranks by Mr Simons at the Police Recreation Club hall at Bermuda Police Service headquarters in Prospect, Devonshire on Thursday.”

Commissioner Darrin Simons said: “This is a proud moment. Today, we are celebrating the promotion of not one but two of our colleagues that are moving on up.

“GSM is code for get involved, solve problems and make a difference. As leaders, when we are faced with challenges, my expectation is that GSM is what drives how you respond to these issues.

“As you address and face these challenges, they become shining examples of your personal responsibility, leadership and teamwork.

“What we do is not just about our people, but as you move into these new roles you remember the essence and reason we come to work — serving the community which sits at the core of what we do.

“I ask that you lead with integrity, even when no one is looking, you remember to create that safety net for your people and that the community sits at the heart of why we do what we do. I offer my profound congratulations and all the best.”

Both Mr Glasford and Mr Martin swore the oath of allegiance before receiving their epaulettes.

CLICK HERE to view the article in the Royal Gazette