whatever next? doesn't the term desertion more
usually apply to rats as they leave a sinking ship?
nabbed on desertion charge
from the Royal Gazette newspaper
Police officer Rickie Marcus Joseph was arrested on Saturday
for allegedly deserting the St. George’s division of the Police.
Joseph, 31, had been held in custody until his appearance in Magistrates’
Court yesterday. Joseph pleaded not guilty to the charge of desertion.
He is being represented by Delroy Duncan.
Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner adjourned the case,
setting the trial for Friday.
so, before you
join the Bermuda police service, before you join on the dotted line, ask
yourself a question ...
desperate are the police to keep recruits such that they would prosecute
someone who let without giving notice?
also consider the
July 2004, posting from the Bermuda
Free Speech Forum
see also the
Policemen quit, like nurses, fed up with PLP
lies and incompetence
Policemen blame early exits
on shoddy accommodation.
Poor quality accommodation which looks nothing like that promised on
recruitment brochures is partly to blame for helping foreign recruits
go home early, The Royal Gazette has learned.
Police sources said the brochure showed large rooms, usually reserved
for visiting trainers in Prospect, which were nothing like the tiny
rooms at the student dorm-style barracks in St. George's in which
recruits are put. Last winter three British policemen headed home
weeks after joining after becoming upset by the conditions.
A few weeks ago another British policemen finished his shift and flew
out to Canada without notice. One source said the officer sold his car
to a colleague and asked him to hand his resignation letter in to the
administration office but it reached his bosses too early and they
tried, but failed, to stop the plane.
Police officers must give one month's notice of their intention
to quit. Earlier this week Police officer
Rickie Joseph was arrested for desertion and will
appear for trial tomorrow.