Assistant Commissioner of Police

Elburt Wesley Ferguson joined the Royal Bahamas Police Force as a Direct Entrant at the rank of Inspector in 1983.

During the period 1984 to 2005 he was concerned with the scientific approach to criminal investigations serving as a general Forensic Scientist providing expert testimony in numerous cases in courts throughout the Bahamas, United States of America and Turks and Caicos Islands.

As a Forensic Practitioner he provided scientific solutions and support in many high profile matters.

ACP Ferguson served as Deputy Director of the Forensic Science Laboratory during the years 1999 to 2005 and also performed short general policing administrative stints at Traffic Division, Western Division, Interpol, Strategic Planning & Policy Branch and the Complaints and Corruption Unit.

From 2005 to 2008 he served at the Central Detective Unit as Deputy with operational responsibility for the Crime Scene Investigation and Sexual Offences Investigation Units. During the period 2008 to 2010 ACP Ferguson assumed the post as Officer- in- Charge of the Criminal Records Office and Crime Scene Investigation Unit.

ACP Ferguson gained operational and administrative divisional policing experience serving as the Officer-in-Charge of the Central Bahamas Division during the period 2010 to 2012 and returned to scientific duties as Director of Scientific Support Services thereafter.

ACP Ferguson began his educational pursuits at Government High School, Nassau Bahamas-Diploma (1977). He earned an Associate’s Degree (Biology) at The College of The Bahamas (1979) and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree Biology /Chemistry (1980) from Alma College, Alma Michigan, USA. He Completed a Master of Science in Forensic Science (1989) at Strathclyde University, Glasgow Scotland UK.

He has participated in numerous specialist training and development courses nationally, regionally and internationally and is a United Nations Fellow.

ACP Ferguson was also awarded Police Medals for Meritorious Service and Long Service & Good Conduct.

As an active member and Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of New Providence (2016-2017) ACP Ferguson enjoys doing "good" in the community and around the world.

Mr. Emrick Seymour
Assisant Commissioner of Police
Police Headquarters