The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is mourning the sudden loss of former Assistant Commissioner Leon Bethel who died overnight in Doctors Hospital.
We understand he suffered a heart attack.
After many years of dedicated service to the police force, Bethel retired and was called to the Bahamas Bar and began his second act as a lawyer.
Bethel and his son ran a security company that oversaw the ankle monitoring program for individuals on bail.
In December 2021, Metro Security Solutions became the third company to manage the ankle monitoring program in a decade. The former administration reportedly awarded the contract but it was not signed off on until the Davis Administration took office.
Bethel retired from the police force in November 2016.
Bethel is a 2004 graduate of the University of the West Indies where he received his bachelors of law degree with honors.
In 2006, he graduated from the Eugene Dupuch Law School with a legal education certificate and during the same year was admitted to the Bahamas Bar.
Since his enlistment in 1978, Bethel has served in a number of areas throughout the force which include the Central Detective Unit, the Central and Southern Divisions in New Providence and the Eight Mile Rock and Freeport Divisions, Grand Bahama District.
May his soul rest in peace.