The Royal Bahamas Police Force develops outreach, awareness and special initiatives with the dedication, commitment and support of local and international partners. These partnerships provide an opportunity for organizations to join in the fight against crime. The success of the Force would not be possible without these partners. Please click on the links to visit the websites of our partners.
The National L.E.A.D Institute
The National L.E.A.D. Institute is a Non-Government/Nonprofit Organization (NGO), established to provide Life Management training to “At-Risk” Young Males as well as Personal Development training to Post- Prison/Correctional Facilities Inmates upon completion of their sentence. To provide programs to post prison/correctional facilities inmates upon completion of their sentencing as well as to the “at-risk” males in the educational system. Visit website
PACE has sought to pioneer ways and means to address the problem of teen pregnancy, and, in its many years of existence, has certainly impacted the lives of numerous teens and their babies. Over the years, it would have provided assistance to more than 3000 teenage mothers, helping them to complete high school thus ensuring them a better chance of breaking the cycle of poverty and hopelessness. However, PACE continues to face numerous problems that affect its functionality.
Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. In the early years, members focused on business networking. In 1916, Kiwanis became an international organization with the creation of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario. In 1919, the organization changed its focus to service. By 1962, worldwide expansion was approved. In 1987, women officially were allowed into the membership.Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. |
Bahamas Law Enforcement Credit Union
On April 16th, 1985, the RBPF Co-operative Credit Union Limited became registered under the Department of Co-operative Development. It was fully established as a union on April 28th, 1985. By this time, more than one hundred and fifty (150) applications for membership were received. Now with assets in excess of thirteen million dollars ($13Mil) and a membership base of some two thousand one hundred and eighty-three (2,183) persons, there is just no limit to the success that can be achieved.
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) was founded in September, 1976, during a three day symposium to address crime in urban low income areas. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Police Foundation and the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA).
The Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP)
The Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) has its genesis at a conference of Regional Police Commissioners, which was held in Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1972. At that conference it was agreed that they should meet on an annual basis to discuss matters of interest to policing in the region. However, it was not until after several failed attempts to convene another meeting, that in 1986 in Kingston, Jamaica, nine Commissioners from the English speaking Caribbean met and passed a resolution calling for the establishment of an Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police.
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, with over 20,000 members in over 100 different countries. IACP's leadership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, state and local agencies of all sizes. Founded in 1893, the association's goals are to advance the science and art of police services; to develop and disseminate improved administrative, technical and operational practices and promote their use in police work; to foster police cooperation and the exchange of information and experience among police administrators throughout the world; to bring about recruitment and training in the police profession of qualified persons; and to encourage adherence of all police officers to high professional standards of performance and conduct.
The ISCPP contributes to the reduction and control of criminal opportunity and victimization by:Encouraging crime prevention education and practice in public, Private and voluntary sectors, Supporting and guiding crime prevention programs and activities, Aiding the development and establishment of crime prevention programs, Responding to the needs of the crime prevention practitioner and Stimulating the exchange of ideas among ISCPP members.
Bahamas Crisis Centre
The Crisis Centre, formerly known as The Women's Crisis Centre, is a registered, non-profit organization that provides services to people who are the victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. The Centre was opened in 1982 by Dr. Sandra Dean-Patterson, who saw an urgent need in the community for such a facility. During the time the Centre has been in operation, the number of volunteers has grown steadily and the scope of services rendered to the community has been considerably expanded. Because of the Centre's extensive efforts, through radio shows, newspaper articles, workshops, school talks and other presentations to churches and civic organizations, to sensitize the community to the devastating effects of all forms of abuse, persons from all socio-economic levels are seen at the Centre.
Crime Stoppers International
It is an umbrella organization operated by a volunteer board of directors from Crime Stoppers programs worldwide that establishes guidelines to assure consistency. The aim of Crime Stoppers International is to establish local programs in countries around the world. The organization hosts an annual training conference and supports regional leadership and training programs. It has also established a worldwide computer network to link programs and provides a periodic publication, the Caller, which is the official voice of Crime Stoppers International.