‘BE HONEST’: COP tells new recruits Bahamians expect an organization with ‘credible officers’

Nearly 100 recruits join the RBPF NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) welcomed 98 new recruits into its training program to become officers, Police Commissioner Paul Rolle yesterday called on the men and women to be “honest [and] always speak the truth”. He said the Bahamian people “demand of us a […]

IMPROVEMENTS LOADING: COP says police need more body cams; ShotSpotter tech being upgraded

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police (COP) Paul Rolle assured that the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) body camera and ShotSpotter programs are active and working, noting that additional improvements are being made. Last August, the RBPF rolled out 200 body-worn cameras and 200 dash cameras in patrol vehicles. During a recent interview on ILTV’s […]

OFFENDED: COP condemns sexual assault allegations against him; says matter turned over to CID

“I don’t want to go any further with that because I am offended by the comments” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle yesterday condemned serious allegations of sexual assault against him, and advised that the matter has been turned over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). A video, which has now been widely […]

COP apologizes for suicide gaffe

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Following public outrage regarding his comments about men who committed suicide last year, Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle yesterday apologized to the families of the men whom he may have offended. On Monday, during his annual press briefing, Rolle revealed that there was a 38 percent increase in suicides in The Bahamas, […]

RBPF to lose 250 officers by 2022

COP in the process of restructuring the police force Officers served transfer orders NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle advised yesterday that some 250 officers are expected to retire by the beginning of January 2022, due to attrition factors. As a result, the commissioner said he has begun a restructuring effort of the […]