Mr. Bernard Kenneth Bonaby
CMG, LVO, QPM, LL.B, CLE
1987-2001

Mr. Bernard Kenneth Bonamy, a former Commissioner of Police, was born on Cat Island, in The Bahamas. He obtained an LL. B. from the University of the West Indies in 1978, and further received his Certificate in Legal Education from the Eugene Dupuch Law School in 2001.

He enlisted in the Royal Bahamas Police Force in 1963. After serving in the Force in numerous positions, he was promoted to the position of Commissioner in 1987. He has held membership in a number of international organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police and the International Drug Enforcement Association where he was elected as President in April, 1996. He was also an Honorary member of the Executive Committee of Interpol. Mr. Bonamy received various medals for his work over the years including the Royal Bahamas Police Force Long Service Good Conduct Medal and the Royal Bahamas Police Force Meritorious Medal in 1982, the Lieutenant of the Victorian Order (LVO) in 1985, the Queen's Police Medal (QPM) in 2000 and a Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) in 2002.

Mr. Bonamy, having retired from the Royal Bahamas Police Force, is currently an Attorney-at-Law in the law chambers of Sears & Co., in New Providence.