OUR LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CRIME PARTNERSThe Office of the Commissioner of Police and Royal Bahamas Police Force works with a number of partner agencies including criminal justice, Community Safety Partnerships and the voluntary sector. 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 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. Visit website 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 BAHAMAS 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. Visit website UNIVERSITY OF THE BAHAMAS (UB) The University of The Bahamas was newly chartered on 10th November 2016, and we rest comfortably on the strong foundation built for us by The College of The Bahamas. As the national tertiary level institution for the country, we are mindful of our role in the community and we encourage our students to be involved in and conceive of community initiatives. We are a student-centered institution and we seek to improve the lives of students, not only through our teaching in the classroom, but also through a campus life experience that is growing and thriving. At UB, faculty and staff go above and beyond to ensure that our students have an excellent academic “living and learning” experience. Faculty engage our students in many extra-curricular activities that aim to showcase their talents and provide a more diverse university experience. Visit website
CRIME STOPPERS (BAHAMAS) Crime Stoppers is a community action programme that gives us as residents the opportunity to become involved in the fight against crime. The programme works because residents care and do not want crime in their neighborhoods. Many of our communities are small with people knowing each other from birth. Our challenge is to make residents the eyes of the community and partners of the law without endangering them by exposing their identity to even their next door neighbour. Crime Stoppers Bahamas was officially launched on November 27, 2001. Safe Bahamas provided the initial start up money. The programme is governed by a volunteer civilian Board of Directors with an officer from The Royal Bahamas Police Force serving as a coordinator to the Board.Visit website 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. Visit website INTERPOL INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries. Our role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place. Our high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century. The idea of INTERPOL was born in 1914 at the first International Criminal Police Congress, held in Monaco. Officially created in 1923 as the International Criminal Police Commission, the Organization became known as INTERPOL in 1956. Visit website ASSOCIATION OF CARIBBEAN COMMISSIONERS OF POLICE (ACCP) 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.Visit website 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. Visit website NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF BLACK LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS (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). Visit website THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF CRIME PREVENTION PRACTIONERS (ISCPP) 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. Visit website
BAHAMASLAW 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. Visit website KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL 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. Visit website ROTARY CLUB 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. Visit website PAN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION The Mission of the Pan American Development Foundation is to assist vulnerable and excluded people and communities in the Americas to achieve sustainable economic and social progress, strengthen their communities and civil society, promote democratic participation and inclusion, and prepare for and respond to natural disasters and other humanitarian crises, there by advancing the principles of the Organization of American States and creating a Hemisphere of Opportunity for All.Visit website