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Anthony Ferguson Sworn in as New Commissioner of Police
Posted on October 30, 2017
by RBPF Public Affairs and Communications Office


About two thousand government officials, police officers, clergy men, colleagues, invited guests and family and friends gathered at Police Headquarters to usher in and witness what many hope will be a new era at the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the fight against crime in the Handing-Over Ceremony of the Office of Commissioner of Police.

Harnessed in full ceremonial dress, former Commissioner of Police Mr. Ellison Greenslade handed over the leadership of the Force to Mr. Anthony Ferguson, who was officially sworn in as the seventh police commissioner of an independent Bahamas in a colorful and decorated ceremony.

The ceremony was the ex officio handing-over by the former Commissioner of Police who have publicly been retired from the police force after a successful lengthy career spanning over three plus decades.

Bringing farewell remarks were Mr. Ellison Greenlade, who said that he was quite satistfied that the force was in good hand.

Also bringing remarks was Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis.

Speaking at the ceremony, Commissioner Ferguson thanked the government for the confidence it had in him to appoint him as Commissioner of Police and voowed to do his endoeavor best in his new office.

He further stated that he was confident that with the help of God, his officers and the people, they can achieve a common goal in having a safer Bahamas for all to enjoy.

"We all have a role to play in the future our our nation and all hands must be on deck", said Commissioner Ferguson, as he asked the support of all the officers in the days to come.

Born in Mt. Thompson, Exuma, Anthony James Ferguson joined the Royal Bahamas Police Force in 1980. He has served in the Family Island Division, the Central and Southern Divisions in New Providence, as Supervisor of the Sexual Offenses and Serious Crime Squads of the Criminal Investigations Department, Head of the Homicide Squad of the Central Detective Unit, Commander of the Drug Enforcement Unit and as Officer in Charge of the Central Division.

He has completed various Training Courses in Management and Leadership both locally and internationally. These include Criminal Investigations at West Yorkshire Police Training School, United Kingdom; Advanced Sex Crimes Investigations Techniques, Public Safety Institute, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida; Sexual Crimes Investigation, Metropolitan Police Institute, Dade County, Florida; Homicide Investigations, Public Agency Training Council, National Criminal Justice Academy , Jacksonville, Florida; Homicide/Serious Crimes Investigations sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigations of the U.S. Department of Justice; International Commanders Programme, Bramshill, U.K. and a Training Course at the Drug Commanders Academy, El Paso, Texas.

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