Bajan officer honoured in BermudaMike Jackman
Mon, June 18, 2012 - 1:16 PM
HAMILTON, Bermuda – Barbadian Mike Jackman, who has risen to the number two post in the Bermuda Police Service in a 30-year career, has been awarded Britain’s Overseas Territories Police Medal for Meritorious Service in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, it was announced yesterday.
Deputy Police Commissioner Jackman is among two to receive the new award that replaces the Colonial Police Medal (CPM), which was renamed in April. First issued in 1938, the medal is awarded for gallantry or distinguished service to police and fire officers in British overseas territories and formerly in its colonies and dependencies.
In a career that has spanned several areas of policing, Jackman has developed specialities in strategic leadership, force discipline and management of the 470-strong police department that serves the 64,000 people on this 53-square-kilometre (20 square miles) North Atlantic island.
After arriving from Barbados in 1982, Jackman began his initial training, working in traffic duty, anti-narcotics and community policing, and at all three of the island’s police stations.
He has also served as chairman of the Bermuda Police Association from 1996 to 1999.
On his promotion in 2009, Deputy Commissioner Jackman undertook responsibility for the finance, human resource and information management departments in the Bermuda Police Service. (CMC)
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