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Clayton Fernander Elected VP of Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police



Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander has been elected as the Vice President of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) for the 2024-2025 period. This prestigious appointment was made during the closed business session of the 38th Annual Session of the ACCP.


The ACCP was established to enhance policing across the Caribbean. Its objectives include promoting high professional and ethical standards, supporting the interests and aspirations of its members, influencing laws and practices to advance policing effectiveness, and securing funding from supportive entities.


Fernander's distinguished career with the Royal Bahamas Police Force began in July 1982. He rose through the ranks, assuming the role of Commissioner of Police in July 2022.


He has held various high-profile roles in Serious Crime, Stolen Vehicle, Armed Robbery, and Homicide Investigations. His tenure included multiple stints as the interim Commander at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), where he led numerous critical investigations.


Throughout his career, Fernander has served as Divisional Commander for both the Southeastern and Southern Divisions. His reputation for bravery, direct communication, and meticulous work has led to the resolution of many high-profile cases.


His commitment to leading by example, coupled with his experience and investigative acumen, has established him as a respected figure in law enforcement.


In 2013, Fernander's dedication to duty was starkly demonstrated when he was shot during a botched armed robbery attempt. This incident underscored his bravery and resilience.

As Vice President of the ACCP, Fernander is expected to bring his wealth of experience and leadership to the regional organization, helping to further its mission of enhancing policing standards throughout the Caribbean.

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