On May 11, 2023, U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette met with Detective Constable McKeon Stevens of the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) to congratulate him on his selection by the U.S. Consulate to attend a United States Secret Service training in Washington D.C. next week.
The United States government is fully funding Detective Constable Stevens to participate in this U.S. Secret Service training opportunity, which will strengthen existing relationships between the United States and Bermuda. “I am excited about this new opportunity and look forward to the experience,” said DC Stevens, an 18-year veteran of the Bermuda Police Service.
U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette has prioritized further deepening the already strong security partnership with Bermuda during her tenure. “I am honored to congratulate DC McKeon Stevens on his selection for this training opportunity with security counterparts from across the United States and around the world. We were delighted the U.S. Secret Service opened enrollment to an officer from Bermuda. This course is yet another demonstration of our commitment to working collaboratively with Bermuda to confront security challenges and to strengthen the special U.S.-Bermuda relationship,” said the U.S. Consul General.
“The U.S. Secret Service is an active participant in the global law enforcement community and joins in-stride with our partners’ efforts on any opportunity to achieve the highest levels of public safety and security,” said U.S. Secret Service New York Field Office Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Freaney. “The invaluable information exchange and sharing of best practices amongst the Secret Service and local law enforcement leaders from around the world serves to only benefit the global collective, and I am grateful to the Bermuda Police Service for their partnership.”
The selection of Detective Constable Stevens, who is part of Bermuda’s Special Branch Intelligence Division, was affirmed and supported by Detective Superintendent Sean Field Lament, the officer in charge of the Specialist Investigations Division with the BPS.
“Thank you to U.S Consul General Karen Grissette for affording a member of the BPS a place in the prestigious United States Secret Service Training Seminar due to be held in Washington D.C next week,” said Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels who congratulates Constable McKeon Stevens on his selection and the unique opportunity to enhance his skills and knowledge. “This will improve our working partnership and interoperability across law enforcement agencies, particularly when U.S. dignitaries visit the island.”