SUPERINTENDENT WENDELL SMITH
OFFICER IN CHARGE
Acting Superintendent of Police Wendell Smith is the Officer-in-Charge of the Royal Bahamas Police
in Bimini. Supt Smith has over 30 years of policing experience which he brings to Bimini. Prior to his posting to Bimini
he was responsible for mobile division in Grand Bahama. He was promoted to acting superintendent in 2014.
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE WILSON DELANCY
SECOND IN CHARGE BIMINI DISTRICT
Assistant Superintendent Wilson Delancy, who grew up in Eleuthera joined the RBPF in 1980.
He has held various postings in his thirty plus years as a police officer. Prior to Bimini
ASP Delancy served in Abaco.
SERGEANT 591 ELLIS MILLER
OVERALL STATION OPERATIONS, CROWN 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.
SERGEANT 118 CHRISTAN LEARY
ENQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS AND CHIEF OF MARINE OPERATIONS
Sgt 118 Christan Leary, with over ten years of experience, spent many years in the Homicide Detective Unit in Nassau
prior to his posting to Bimini. He is also a qualified boat handler and in Bimini heads the Marine Unit. While holding responsibility for
the marine section he also is a supervisory officer and undertakes enquiries and investigations.
DETECTIVE CORPORAL 250 MCKAY
SCENES OF CRIME OFFICER CRIME SCENE TECHNICIAN
Detective Corporal 250 Cravaughn McKay is a 14 year veteran of the police service.
He has specialised as a crime scene technician and has worked in that capacity for 12 years.
POLICE CORPORAL 2957 CHARLES WILLIAMS
SUPERVISOR, FIRST RESPONDER, SWAT CERTIFIED
Cpl 2957 Charles Williams grew up on Moore's Island, Abaco and attended high school in Freeport. Following high school he entered the Police College and graduated in 2004. He served for a brief period in Urban Renewal Grand Bahama before his
transfer to Bimini. In 2008 he was transferred to the Mobile Division in Freeport.
In 2014 he was re-assigned to Bimini. Williams has also been trained as a Special Weapons and Tactics officer.
He is also a certified First Responder in medical emergency situations.
POLICE CORPORAL 3373 CATHEA JOHNSON, A.A., B.A.
SUPERVISOR, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY POLICING, WOMEN'S ISSUES
Cpl 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.
POLICE CONSTABLE 2625 KELVIN HARRIS
GENERAL POLICE DUTIES, SCHOOL POLICING AND COMMUNITY POLICING
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.
POLICE CONSTABLE 3157 MARK BOWLEG
FIRE SERVICES OFFICER AND GENERAL POLICE DUTIES
PC Mark Bowleg attended Tabernacle High School in Grand Bahama and upon graduation entered
the Police College to be trained as a fire fighter. He graduated from the College in 2006 as a certified fire fighter.
He also holds certifications as a heavy duty fire appliance driver and pump operator. He has taken courses in radio-active and hazardous material handling sponsored by the US Department of Energy. He also studied at Texas A and M University receiving certification
in industrial fire fighting techniques. Bowleg also served in the police control room in Grand Bahama and the mobile patrol unit.
In 2010 he was transferred to Bimini where he is the division's Fire Officer and he also performs general police duties.
GENERAL POLICE DUTIES
PC 2355 Wells is from Grand Bahama and prior to entering the Police College he held
several positions with various business places in Freeport. Constable Wells performs general police duties
in Bimini which is his first Family Island appointment.
POLICE CONSTABLE 3383 LOU JOHNSON, A.A
GENERAL POLICE DUTIES AND MARINE UNIT OPERATIONS
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 is a certified SCUBA Diver with Search and Resuce
certification and is also a qualified boat captain.
POLICE CONSTABLE 3432 DEXTER EVANS
GENERAL POLICE DUTIES
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
GENERAL POLICE DUTIES
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.
GENERAL POLICE DUTIES AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT
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.
PC 3640 AREBA SAUNDERS
GENERAL POLICE DUTIES
PC 3640 Saunders entered the police service in 2012 after graduating from high school. She served for a period in
the Tourism Policing Unit in Nassau from which she was transferred to Bimini where she performs general police duties.
She isa graduate of the BahamaHost training programme and has successfully completed the Ministry of Tourism's
People to People training programme.
POLICE CONSTABLE 3566 DINO SMITH
GENERAL POLICE DUTIES
Police Constable Dino Smith grew up and received his 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
SUPERINTENDENT JOHN CURTIS
Reserve Superintendent John Curtis heads the Bahamas Gaming Board in Bimini with oversight responsibilities
for the ResortsWorld Bimini casino facilities. He has been a Reserve Police officer for over twenty years.
Prior to serving in Bimini he worked in Grand Bahama.
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 inspector in 2012.
He is married to the former Barbara Weech of Bimini.
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.