HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC :
Barbadian Mike Jackman, who has risen to the number two post in the Bermuda Police Service in a 30-year career here, has been awarded Britain’s Overseas Territories Police Medal for Meritorious Service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, it was announced on Sunday.
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 here, 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.