ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT PRINCE CHARLTON
OFFICER IN CHARGE
Assistant Superintendent of Police Prince Charlton is the Officer-in-Charge of the Royal Bahamas Police
in Bimini. ASP Charlton has over 30 years of policing experience which he brings to Bimini. Mr Charlton spent much of his career in the Drug Enforcement Unit(DEU) and was Second-in-Command of the DEU prior to his appointment to Bimini. ASP Charlton also served as head of the Harbour Patrol-Marine Section of the police service in New Providence.
SERGEANT 591 ELLIS MILLER
GENERAL OPERATIONS, COURT PROSECUTIONS AND STATION SERGEANT
Sergeant 591 Ellis Miller has had a career in policing that has spanned nearly thirty years. He is recognised as a proficient investigator having spent many years in the Criminal Investigation Department/Central Detective Unit. He also served for several years in the Drug Enforcement Unit and within Nassau has worked at the historic Central Police Station and also the stations on Wulff Road and South Beach. He has also served in the Family Islands with time spent in Andros, Harbour Island and Eleuthera. Sergeant Miller grew up in Long Island and entered the Police College in 1983. He has been on numerous courses including a specialised training course in hostage negotiations sponsored by the FBI in the United States. He is responsible for overall police operations within the District and reports to the Officer-in Charge, Assistant Superintendent of Police Prince Charlton.
DETECTIVE CORPORAL 472 ABDEL DIXON
Recipient of Two Commissioner's Commendations
Detective Corporal 472 Dixon, a fifteen year veteran of the police service is a crime scene investigator and a forensic technician. Following high school he entered the Police College and graduated in 1997. He was soon placed in the Scenes of Crime/Scientific Support Unit and he has qualified himself as a Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO) and forensic technician. He was selected to attend further training with the FBI in crime scene interpretation techniques. He also participated in an overseas training programme on Gangs and Youth Crime held in El Salvador, Central America which was sponsored by the United States. He has received two Commissioner's Commendations for his work in forensics which lead to solving major crimes. He was promoted to the rank of police corporal in 2007. In Bimini he is responsible for Criminal Records and Scenes of Crime investigations and is a shift supervisor performing general police duties.
CORPORAL 2862 IVAN CHARLES
Corporal 2862 Ivan Charles joined the police service in 2004. He grew up in Andros, the Berry Islands
and Nassau and graduated from H O Nash High School in New Providence. Following his graduation from
the Police College he served in several areas including Grand Bahama and Abaco.
He also worked as an investigator in CDU (Central Detective Unit). Cpl Charles also served as an instructor
at the Grand Bahama campus of the Police College. He was also a member of the Urban Renewal programme.
He was promoted from constable to corporal in 2012.
POLICE CONSTABLE 2625 KELVIN HARRIS
PC 2625 Harris has spent most of his policing career in the renowned RBPF Band. He has performed with the police band throughout The Bahamas and in the United States. Constable Harris graduated from the police college in 1999. Bimini is his first assignment to a Family Island where he performs general police duties, undertakes investigations and enquiries and works in the community relations unit.
PC 3265 RENACKO WELLS
POLICE CONSTABLE 3383 LOU JOHNSON, A.A.
Police Constable 3383 Johnson is a three year serving regular officer with the RBPF. Johnson was a member of the Royal Bahamas Police Reserve for several years before joining the regular force in 2009. Prior to entering the Police College he attended the College of The Bahamas and received an Associates in Arts degree in Culinary Arts. He worked for 10 years as a sous chef at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Nassau. Following graduation from the Police College he was assigned to the Tourism Policing Unit in Nassau and was then sent to the Traffic Division in New Providence. Bimini is his first posting to a Family Island. He performs general police duties. He is currently completing a SCUBA diving programme through PADI at Bimini Undersea which will also lead to a Search and Rescue qualification. Having completed the Marine Operations and Navigation Course he is responsible for the operation of the Bimini division's marine unit.
POLICE CONSTABLE 3373 CATHEA JOHNSON, A.A., B.A.
PC 3373 Cathea Johnson is from West End, Grand Bahama. After graduation from Grand Bahama Catholic High School she attended Valencia Community College in Florida USA and received an Associates Degree in Computer Studies. She later attended University of Central Florida and received a bachelor's degree in Organisational Communications. She entered the Police College in 2009 and upon graduation served at the historic Central Police Station in Nassau and the Tourism Policing Unit. Bimini is her first Family Island posting and she performs general police duties in Bimini with a special interest in child welfare and women's issues. PC Johnson is married to PC 3383 Johnson who is also assigned to Bimini.
POLICE CONSTABLE 3432 DEXTER EVANS
PC 3432 Dexter Evans, one of three triplets, grew up in Nassau and Andros. He graduated from North Andros Secondary School in 2008 and applied to the Royal Bahamas Police Force for admission to the Police College. He graduated from the college in 2009 and was assigned to Grand Bahama island where he worked at the Central Police Station and also at the Freeport International Airport. He was assigned to Bimini, his first Family Island posting, in 2012. In Bimini he performs general police duties.
POLICE CONSTABLE 3463 DAMIAN BETHEL
Police Constable 3463 Bethel grew up in Nassau where he attended school afterwhich
he joined the police service. Upon completion of his training he was assigned to several
areas in New Providence prior to his appointment to Bimini where he performs general
PC 3493 LASHANDO BURNSIDE, B.A.
Police Constable 3493 Burnside grew up in Freeport, Grand Bahama. He attended Hugh Campbell primary and
graduated from St Paul's Methodist College there. Prior to entering the police service he attended college in the United States
and holds a bachelor's degree in Communications. He graduated from the Police College in 2011 and was assigned
to the Lucaya police station in Freeport. He has undertaken specialised training in firearms, defensive driving - for which he won an award -
and he has received riot and crowd control training. In Bimini he performs general police duties.
POLICE CONSTABLE 3566 DINO SMITH
Police Constable Dino Smith grew up and received hios early education at Black Point, Exuma.
He completed his secondary education at Dame Doris Johnson Secondary School in Nassau after which he
was employed at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island. He entered the police college in 2011 and upon graduation he
was assigned to the Wulff Road police station in Nassau. Bimini is his first out island appointment.
Constable Smith holds certificates of training in Aviation Security and Water Safety.
ROYAL BAHAMAS POLICE RESERVE OFFICERS
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE JUDY BARRY
Reserve Assistant Superintendent of Police Judy Barry is also manager of BTC (Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation) in Bimini. Originally from Nassau and then Grand Bahama, R/ASP Barry has been a reserve police officer for many years.
She was promoted to assistant superintendent in 2012.
INSPECTOR MAZEL HINZEY
Reserve Inspector Mazel Hinzey is a native of Bimini but much of her adult life was
spent in Exuma where she married and raised her family. A government inspector with
the Bahamas Gaming Board, which regulates and monitors casino operations, she joined the police
service (Reserve Branch) in 2000. She was promoted to inspector in 2012.
INSPECTOR MICHAEL CHECKLEY, K.H.S., M.A., B.Ed.
Reserve Inspector Michael Checkley joined the police service in 2000. Educated in Canada, Inspector Checkley taught at the Bimini All Age School from 1985 until 2000. He is a certified underwater search and rescue SCUBA diver and is a qualified protocol officer. He performs both general police duties and community policing duties. Active in international charitable fund raising organisations, he has been honoured by the Queen and with a papal knighthood from the late Pope John Paul II. He is an associate member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He was promoted to reserve inspector in 2012. He is married to the former Barbara Weech of Bimini.
CORPORAL R591 HALL
CONSTABLE R687 LEROY PINDER
Reserve Police Constable 687 Pinder is from Grand Bahama and has lived in Bimini for just over two years. Constable Pinder worked in Eight Mile Rock in Grand Bahama. He is now working at Cat Cay Yacht Club and when he is available performs general police duties.