Pompey steps up police ladder
October 14, 2005
Pompey steps up police ladder

There is the Caribbean slang, “A deputy’s essential,” and with the announcement of Keith Miller as this country’s new Commissioner of Police a deputy has also been named. Bertie Pompey took up the post of Deputy Commissioner of Police on October 1.

Pompey, a former Assistant Commissioner of Police, enlisted as a Peace Officer in the Royal St.Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force in 1974. Like Commissioner Miller, Pompey displayed a level of discipline which has caused him to progress personally, and indeed through the ranks. {{more}}

He was called to the Bar here last year with a Certificate in Legal Education from Eugene Dupuch Law School, Bahamas.

Pompey also gained a Certificate in Mediation in the Bahamas. Previously he had secured LLB Honours in Law from the University of London in 1999.

In 1991, Pompey obtained a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the SVG/Barbados Community College.

Pompey is also a qualified Air Conditioning Repair and Maintenance man, secured through studies at Humber College in 1982, and with the USA Navy in 1985.

Additionally, he was trained in a variety of spheres in the Caribbean, Taiwan, and Japan.

Pompey, aged 50, replaces former Deputy Commissioner Cyril Doyle who goes on pre-retirement leave.

Other high-ranking promotions see former Superintendents of Police Lenroy Brewster and Ronald Christopher, both to Assistant Commissioners of Police.

Randolph Rogers, Bertram Cumberbatch, Artis Davis and Norris Ryan, who all formerly served in acting capacities as Superintendents have been confirmed in the positions.

Standford Hamilton, Brinsley Ballantyne and Francis have been elevated to Assistant Superintendent in acting capacities, while David McDowall, Anthony Humphrey, Carlos Sampson, Dolby Castello, Jerome Labban, and Arden Tannis have been promoted to Inspector.

There are five Station Sergeants: 280 James, 438 Trumpet, 184 Browne, 42 Trevor Bailey, and Jacobs.