Nearly 600 Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) officers advanced within the ranks of that organisation after the force’s promotion exercise was made final on Tuesday.
The Journal obtained a copy of the 19-page document which specifies the 593 officers who were approved by the Police Service Commission for promotions with effect from October 1, 2014.
According to the documents, 211 senior police officers were elevated, 382 junior officers moved up a rank and nine of those promotions were retroactive to March this year.
Twelve officers were promoted from superintendent to chief superintendent, among them are Central Detective Unit (CDU) Head Paul Rolle, Head of The Firearms and Tracing Unit Ken Strachan, police officers Clayton Fernander and Ashton Greenslade and the only female in this crew, Officer-In-Charge of the Eleuthera Division Ismella Davis.
Other officers promoted from superintendent to chief superintendent include; Elburt Ferguson, Ronald Campbell, Clement Lightbourne, Leamond Deleveaux, Drug Enforcement Unit Chief Samuel Butler, Clarence Reckley and Theophilus Cunningham.
Other officers promoted from assistant superintendent to superintendent include CDU officer BK Bonimy Jr. and Head of the Traffic Division Craig Stubbs as well as Basil Collie of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Hilda Gaitor who is attached to the police control room, Prince Charlton of the Bimini Division, Craig Gaitor and Loretta Mackey who is attached to the Grand Bahama and Northern Bahamas Eastern Division.
Twenty three officers were promoted from assistant superintendent to acting superintendent, 41 were bumped up from inspector to assistant superintendent including Chrislyn Skippings who is also attached to CDU.
Also on the list of officers promoted from inspector to assistant superintendent are Kenton Rolle of the Internal Security Division (ISD), Harcourt Strachan attached to Long Island Division, Rodney Williams of the Criminal Records Office (CRO), Vincent Williams attached to the Airport Division, Mark Barrett from CDU and Roberto Goodman who is attached to DEU.
For the rank sergeant to inspector, 34 officers were promoted, while 49 were promoted from sergeant to acting inspector.
One officer, Ednol Cunningham was promoted from chief inspector to assistant superintendent.
As for the junior promotions 163 were elevated from corporal to sergeant including officer 839 Satchell Robinson attached to the Justice Protection Unit (JPU), 847 Euvunka Sherman-Paul and 933 Kyle Capron both of the K9-Unit, 533 Ricardo Rolle and 2580 Marvin Palmer who are both attached to maintenance.
Two hundred and nineteen officers were promoted from constable to corporal.