MR. PAUL ROLLE


Assistant Commissioner of Police


Mr. Paul A. Rolle began his career as a police officer in May 1983. Upon graduating from the Police Training School, he was assigned to the Southern Police Station. He was later attached to Police Prosecutions and then the Radio and Transport Division. He was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division in 1984. He was promoted to Corporal in 1990, Sergeant in 1993, and Inspector in 1999. In 2001, he was transferred to the Carmichael Division as Crime Manager, where he was instrumental in setting up the first Divisional Detective Unit. He was transferred back to the Central Detective Unit (CDU) in 2005, and promoted to Assistant Superintendent in 2006. He remained at CDU until 2010, when he was promoted to Superintendent and transferred back to Carmichael, now the newly formed Southwestern Division as Officer In Charge.

In 2011 he returned to CDU as the Officer In Charge. He was promoted to Chief Superintendent in 2014, and remained at CDU until 2016, when he was named National Commandant Training and assumed responsibility for the Police Training Academy Nassau and Northern Bahamas. During his tenure as Officer in Charge of CDU was instrumental in leading the successful conclusion of many serious criminal investigations and placing in excess of 2,400 cases before the Supreme Courts. In 2017, Paul Rolle was promoted to Assistant Commissioner and assigned the portfolio for Anti Corruption. He was tasked with setting up and establishing the newly designated Anti Corruption Branch.

Assistant Commissioner Rolle was honoured with the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 2002. He was awarded the Meritorious Medal in 2008. He was honoured by the Data Commissioner and the Rt. Hon Prime Minister in 2014, for his efforts in Cybercrime. He was the recipient of the President’s Award from the College of The Bahamas in June 1998. He also received the Valedictorian Award when he graduated a Paralegal in 2001 from the Institute of Legal Executives, United Kingdom.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Rolle graduated from The College of The Bahamas in 1998 with a degree in Public Administration. He graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2000 with the Advanced Certificate in Public Administration. He later graduated from the College of the Bahamas in 2001 after qualifying as a Paralegal. In 2003, Paul Rolle graduated from the Nova Southeastern University having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Management. In 2004, Mr. Rolle was awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. He graduated in 2006 with a Master of Science degree in Criminology from the University of Leicester.

Assistant Commissioner Rolle completed training in Fingerprint Identification, Photography at the West Yorkshire Police Academy in 1989. He later completed Computer Administration and Cyber Security with the Agency Brasilia de Inteligencia (Brazil Intelligence Agency) in Brasilia, Brazil in 2007 and later completed the Advanced Certificate in Cyber Security at the OAS Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2008.

Upon completing training in the International Ship and Port Security Code for Maritime Operations at The PML Maritime Academy in Aberdeen, Scotland Assistant Commissioner Paul Rolle was certified as a Port Security Officer. The International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code is an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention (1974/1988) on minimum security arrangements for ships, ports and government agencies. Having come into force in 2004, it prescribes responsibilities to governments, shipping companies, shipboard personnel, and port/facility personnel to "detect security threats and take preventative measures against security incidents affecting ships or port facilities used in international trade. He was appointed International Maritime Liaison Officer for the Royal Bahamas Police Force and The Bahamas Maritime Authority in 2008. He later completed training at the Carnival Naval Academy in Miami in 2012 and was certified as a Ship Security Officer. He has also completed the advanced training in Maritime Security in Barbados at the OAS School of Maritime Security where he qualified as a Company Security Officer.

Assistant Commissioner Rolle graduated from the International Law Enforcement Academy, Roswell in 2010 with Diploma in Advanced Management. He later graduated from the International Law Enforcement Academy, Roswell, New Mexico in 2016 with Diploma in Anti Corruption Investigations and a Certificate in Criminal Justice. Rolle later completed the Academy Director’s Course at the International Law Enforcement Academy in El Salvador in 2016.

Assistant Commissioner Rolle was responsible for setting up the first Cybercrime Unit at CDU in 2007. He represented The Bahamas at the Organization of the American States (OAS) in Washington DC at the meetings held in 2007 and 2009 for Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General. He also represented The Bahamas at the (OAS) in 2007 and 2008 at the Cyber Security Incident Response Committee meetings and was a part of the team tasked with establishing a Cyber Security Incident Response Team for The Bahamas. He was also instrumental in having the Sexual Offenses and Domestic Violence Act amended in 2010 to include cybercrimes and separated Domestic Violence into its own Act. He also represented The Bahamas at the United Nations on the 9th Law of the Sea Meeting held in 2008. The Law of the Sea Convention defines the rights and responsibilities of nations with respect to their use of the world's oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources. Rolle also served on the National Maritime Policy Committee for The Bahamas, which aims to promote sustainable economic development of marine resources and activities, and which avoids inter-sectorial conflicts. The development of this national policy framework will assist The Bahamas to achieve a number of objectives, including: economic development; safeguarding the natural environment; providing for sustainable development; and preserving a way of life that has sustained generations of Bahamians.

In 2017 Assistant Commissioner Police Paul Rolle was invited by CARICOM to address the Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative on the sharing of information and best practices in crime strategy. (IMPACS) stems from an agreement between the (OAS) and the Caribbean Community CARICOM for cooperation on crime and security. It reports to CARICOM ministers and provides advice.

Assistant Commissioner Rolle worships at the Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, where he serves as a licensed Minister and Pastor. He was instrumental in modernizing the Audio Visual operations and putting the church on the World Wide Web. He is married to Terry Rolle, Assistant Professor at the University of The Bahamas and they are the parents of two sons and one daughter.


Mr. Paul Rolle
Community Policing
Police Headquarters
paul.rolle@rbpf.bs