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Becoming a Police Officer on the RBPF

Joining the Police Force- Everything you need to Know

The Royal Bahamas Police Force employs approximately 3000 sworn police members and more than 300 public servants in a range of challenging roles and duties. Our objectives are to provide quality law enforcement service, with emphasis on the maintenance of law and order, preservation of peace, the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders and the enforcement of all laws, with partnership with citizens, residents and visitors. We are committed to providing this service with a high degree of professionalism, through leadership and teams of individuals who are competent, ethical and dedicated.

If you have always thought about joining the Police Force and want to make a positive difference through service to people’s lives but you were not sure how to go about it, this section can help guide you through the application and recruitment process.

Being a Police Officer is not always easy, and can be a very challenging task. But it is very varied and extremely rewarding. Career opportunities exist with in many areas including Community Policing, Scenes of Crime Investigation, Forensic Science, K9- Unit, Fire Services, Mobile Patrol, Legal Service, Traffic Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention and Investigations, Computer Operations, Electronic Communications, Drug Enforcement, Air Wing and Bicycle Patrol, among others, with lots of room for promotion and progression.

Though not everyone can become a police officer, if you've done well in high school, are in good physical condition and can pass a series of tests (including a background check), you're in a terrific position to apply for a job that will likely be as rewarding as it is demanding.

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