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Ferguson to Replace Greenslade as Police Commissioner

The Bahama Journal understands that Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade is set to be replaced as the head of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and will be replaced by Senior Deputy Commissioner Anthony Ferguson.

Deputy Commissioner Ferguson was responsible for the RBPF’s Disciplinary Tribunal, Complaints and Corruption Branch, and Force Inspections and Review Branch at Police Headquarters in New Providence.

According to a trusted source within the organization, an official handover ceremony is expected to take place on Tuesday.

Mr. Greenslade is expected to assume the post as High Commission to the court of St. James in London, replacing Ed Bethel who previously held the post.

Mr. Greenslade was appointed as acting commissioner of Police on December 3, 2009 succeeding the retirement of Reginald Ferguson who served as acting commissioner from 2007-2009

Mr. Greenslade joined the executive management team of the police force upon being promoted to the rank of assistant commissioner of police in July 2000 after serving in a number of divisional command positions of the RBPF.

Upon his promotion, in 2000, he was transferred to Freeport, Grand Bahama, where he led a team of 430 sworn officers, 120 reservists, and 15 civilian support staff members. His portfolio for the Northern Bahamas included Grand Bahama, Abaco, Bimini, and the Berry Islands.

Commissioner Greenslade spent seven years in this post and this gave him the distinction of being the longest serving district commander for The Northern Bahamas.

During his tenure in the Northern Bahamas, he received national acclaim for his leadership role during the investigations into the mysterious disappearance of five young boys and the search and rescue operations in the aftermath of hurricanes Frances (2004), Jeanne (2004), and Wilma (2005).

In March of 2007, Commissioner Greenslade was promoted to the rank of senior assistant commissioner of police and transferred back to the capital where he assumed the portfolio for crime, information technology and communications.

The move fuels speculation of the strained dynamic between Mr. Greenslade and National Security Minister Marvin Dames who were colleagues and both served on the organization’s executive management team before Mr. Dames resigned from the force in 2011.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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