The Eastern Division is bounded east of Beatrice Avenue, South to the sea; Prince Charles Drive and Beatrice Avenue heading east on southern side to Commonwealth Boulevard, north on Tulip Boulevard, on eastern side to Camperdown, east on Camperdown on southern side to the sea, Yamacraw shores to Gulf Course Boulevard. As a result of the implementation of Neighbourhood Policing, the Eastern Division was divided into four (4) Zones:
Zone #1: Comprises of the area East of Beatrice Ave to the sea and Prince Charles Drive on the southern side to Fox Hill Road, Fox Hill Road south to the sea on western side.
Zone #2: Comprises of the area East of Fox Hill Road South to the sea and then Prince Charles Drive southern side to Colony Village and to Sea.
Zone #3: Comprises of Colony Village to the sea on the eastern side, Prince Charles Drive southern side to the sea.
Zone #4: Comprises of East of Tulip Boulevard to Camperdown, Camperdown Hill Road on the southern side to the sea on Yamacraw Hill Road.
|Elizabeth Estates Police Station||Fox Hill Police Station|
|Prince Charles Drive||St. Anns Drive off Bernard Road|
|(242)364-8996, 364-8959, 3648969||Station (242) 324-2030/324-6330|
|Officer-In-Charge (242) 364-1700|
|Fax: (242)328-2996||Fax (242)328-6896|
|Fire Branch: (242) 324-2601|
|View Map of Eastern Division||View Map of Fox Hill Division|
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History of the Eastern Division
The year 1986 ushered in a new era and many challenges for the Royal Bahamas Police Force, as the Department of Housing provided a mass number of houses for Bahamian citizens who were not able to afford their own home. After such time, and with the influx of new home owners, a proliferation of the amount of reports made to the Central Police Station, through its East Bay Branch, became a daunting task for officers to respond to calls in a timely fashion.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force along with the immediate communities within the Eastern Division, sought to have their matters resolved in an expeditious manner and made appeals to construct, build and house the now existing model which stands as safe haven for the citizenry of the Eastern District of the Island of The Bahamas. The facility was commissioned and named the “Elizabeth Estates Police Station” by Honourable Frank H. Watson M.P., and Deputy Prime Minster of The Bahamas, and Minster of National Security along with then Commissioner of Police B. K. Bonamy LLB. LVO on 18th March, 1999. The station’s daily operational role since 1999 was manned by a great succession of Commanders. This cadre of great men and women served their roles with distinction and began the solid infrastructure by which, the now administration are benefiting and expanding thereon, serving and providing extensive services to the public. The names of these individuals includes Assistant Commissioner of Police Ms. Juainita Colebroke (retired); Superintendent Mr. L. Weech – (retired); Chief Superintendent Mr. Emerick Seymour; Chief Superintendent Mr. Burkel Wright (retired); Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr. Shannondor Evans; Superintendent Mr. Sidney McPhee (retired); Chief Superintendent Mr. Bernis Pinder; Superintendent Mr. Elsworth Moss, and presently, Superintendent Mr. David Deveaux. To-date its managerial structural chart comprises of one (1) Superintendent; two (2) Inspectors; seven (7) Sergeants; fifteen (15) Corporals; sixteen (16) Constables; (34) Reservists i.e. one (1) R/Inspector; five (5) R/Sgt’s; five (5) R/Cpl’s; twenty-three (23) R/Constables; and three (3) Civilians.
The administration and staff, have prided themselves on its quick and lawful apprehension of offenders; along with ensuring lawful behaviour; providing a safer community for residents and road users, through its information gathering processes; application of analytical techniques and wealth of skilled and knowledgeable officers.
The Division continues to grow at leaps and bounds as it’s assistance extends and provides a much wider range of services to the public which includes fire extinguishing services through its Fire Branch and criminal records certificates, through its Criminal Office.
The Eastern Division police a number of communities, comprising of a diversify populace with ethnic, social and vocational status. It’s areas comprise of: legislators, senior officials, managers, professionals, technicians and associates professionals, clerks, service workers, shop workers, market sales workers, skilled agriculture and fisheries workers, craft related trade workers, plant and machine operators, assemblers and elementary occupations. There are over 1, 267 homes within the 22 major neighbourhoods. The major neighbourhoods are: Twynam Heights; Elizabeth Estates Winton; Sea Gull Estates Camperdown Heights;Star Estates Quail Roast Ridge; Port New Providence East Park Estates; Pine Yard Road Sea Breeze Estates; Treasure Cove Yamacraw; Claridge Close Haitian Community; College Garden Hanna Road; Sandilands Village Lamamba Lane; Eastern Estates
Businesses and Community Partnerships
The Eastern Division has a total of fifty-three (53) businesses, two (2) major food stores, i.e. Super Value and City Meat Market, and two micro mini stores, i.e. Budget Food Store and Kenneth’s Food Store. There are twenty (24) churches of various denominations i.e: Anglican, Baptist, Non-Denominational, Methodist, Pentecostal; and Apostolic. There are a total of eight schools within the Eastern Policing District; One (1) public primary school namely Thelma Gibson and seven (7) private schools.
There are also three (3) registered colleges in the area, namely: Church of God Theological Institute; Galilee College and the Institute of Business and Commerce (IBC). Community partners within the Eastern Policing district vary and comprises of the Elizabeth Estates Family Life and Community Center, (which offers a wide range of services including: burial assistance, counseling advice and information for families, day care services, food services, investigations and follow-up of distress matters, medical services, and retirement benefit); Elizabeth Estates Library; Thelma Gibson Primary School; Texaco and Shell Service Stations; Eastern Division Pastor’s Association and respective churches; Business and Home OwnersAssociation; and retired professionals within the area. Gleniston Gardens; St. Andrew’s Beach Colony Village; Eastwood Estates