Assistant Commissioner of Police

Clayton Leroy Fernander enlisted into the Royal Bahamas Police Force on the 27th July, 1982 after completing high school the same year. Upon successfully completing the Initial Police Training, he was posted at the Traffic Division, where he worked as an Investigator. On the 21st May, 1984 he was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), presently known as the Central Detective Unit (CDU), where he served twenty-eight (28) consecutive years occupying many roles inclusive of heading various departments namely: Stolen Vehicle Section, Serious Crimes, Armed Robbery, and Homicide Investigations. Additionally, he served as Commander of CID for brief periods on a few occasions. Mr. Fernander also served as Divisional Commander of both the Southeastern and Southern Divisions.

In February 2015, Fernander became the Officer-In-Charge of the newly formed Selective Enforcement Team (SET) responsible for crime suppression involving prolific offenders and gang activities. In April, 2016, he became the Officer-In-Charge of CDU and was promoted to Assistant Commissioner in January 2017. A short time later, he was appointed as Assistant Commissioner of Crime Management.

ACP Fernander has completed numerous courses internationally; in the United Kingdom he studied Criminal Investigation & Intelligence. In El Salvador he learnt Management Development and in Florida he attended a symposium for Motorcycle Identification and Auto-Theft. He also completed local courses in areas of Homicide Investigations, Leadership & Ethics, and Self-Development.

ACP Fernander has received several Awards and Commendations including the Police Force Medals for Meritorious Service and Long Service & Good Conduct.

ACP Fernander worships at Zion Baptist Church, East and Shirley Streets. He is married to Christine Bowe-Fernander, a Duty Sister at Princess Margaret Hospital. He has two children; one daughter and one son, who are both Police Officers.

Mr. Clayton Fernander
Police Headquarters