At Bermuda Security Group, we believe in the power and value of our community. We are a company founded on principles of integrity, conscientiousness and affording peace of mind in our community through our work in security and life safety. And we have learned that investments in the social fabric of our community can yield significant positive returns for Bermuda. It is with this understanding that we have allocated as a key part of our annual business plan to commit resources to rigorously selected, sustainable programmes.
When the Bermuda Security Group [BSG] was founded in 1969, the world was abuzz with the breakneck pace of technology and innovation. Space exploration had captured the world’s attention when on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made the historic ‘leap for mankind’ by becoming the first man to step foot on the moon.
Bermuda itself played a role in the transformative mission, with the NASA tracking station supporting both the launch and earth orbit phases. BSG will commemorate both anniversaries with the launch of a multi-year public art project.
Fast forward to 2019, in the fiftieth anniversary year of the company, BSG enjoys a brand new facility on the edge of the city directly across from the Bermuda High School for girls. As a tribute to the anniversary and as a welcome to its new neighbours, the President, Herman Tucker launched an annual public arts initiative in partnership with the Bermuda Society of Arts and local schools.
“The goal is to invite a new Pembroke-based school to create an art project on the property each year. The first project was a space-themed mural featuring an astronaut walking on the moon with the earth and Bermuda in the background. The theme connects seamlessly with the international commemoration of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
“Celebrations will continue around the world as it marks the tremendous impact of the mission to the moon on science, society and space enabled technology.
“Modern electronic security has evolved with help from space-enabled technology. Global Positioning System [GPS] in particular was developed by the US Government with advances in space research and made available to the world in 1981. The Bermuda Security Group of Companies uses GPS technology in a myriad of ways to protect its customers and their property in Bermuda and regionally.
From Vehicle Fleet Management to Offender Monitoring Systems and Life-safety systems such as medical alert devices, GPS is a critical space-enabled technology for the business of security and beyond.”
BHS student artists Gaby Botelho, Florencia Morales, Naomi Harvey, Jess Simmons, Tamari Landy, Tamia Burgess, Jaiden Herbert, and Lily DeCouto designed and painted the mural.
The Company intends to enlist other schools from the Community to create murals to update the area and connect the Company with the Community.
The Bermuda Security Group [BSG] has stepped up to support the ABC Football Foundation, making a $34,000 donation towards the programme at Victor Scott School. The donation was specifically earmarked for the Pembroke school by BSG, and expands the existing work by ABC in Bermuda schools.
BSG President BSG Herman Tucker — himself a graduate and former head boy of the then Central School — said, “Victor Scott School, formerly Central School, has been key to the success of many Bermudians in this community and we expect it to continue to ably serve the people of Pembroke and Bermuda.
Bermuda Security Group provided $2,500 cash sponsorship to the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club which helped in their bid to compete internationally for the first time ever at the World Pilot Gig Championships on the Isles of Scilly in April 2016. The club has a diverse membership of men and women and is growing to include rowers from Central and Western parishes beyond its St. George’s base. BSG is proud to be a corporate sponsor.
Sandy’s Secondary Middle School has pioneered aqua-farming project in Bermuda. The students play an integral part in the farming of the Tilapia throughout the life-cycle The Aqua-farm project supported by the Bermuda Department of Fisheries provides a real-life STEM learning opportunity. Biology, Chemistry, Language, Technology and Arts have, so far, all been integrated in the programme to provide and enriched curriculum for the middle school students. BSG has committed to providing access control, electronic security and video surveillance to keep the farm safe and secure once its renovations are complete.
Bermuda Security Group along with our sister company, SA Ltd, have supported initiatives for public primary schools including teacher training and student lunches.
Cricket is a major sport for the people of Bermuda and Bermuda Security Group has for many years put its support behind the cricket community. In conjunction with sister company, SA, we have been in-kind and financial sponsors for the Somerset Bridge Cricket Club based at White Hill. We believe creating an opportunity for communities to hone their skills and compete is a valuable investment in the security of what matters to Bermuda. We also provide sponsorship to girls’ cricket and the Bermuda Cricket Board.
Bermuda Schools WaterWise is a school based, teacher led cross curricular programme that has integrated science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths from the start to help young people in their intellectual, emotional, social and physical growth. International Finn sailor, and Olympic sailing coach, Gus Miller created the programme and worked to make it a reality in Bermuda.
BSG served as a lead sponsor for the 2015 programme year. With $20,000 in cash sponsorship and in-kind support, BSG joined the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation in helping to realize the programme for the 2015 period..
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Dr. Crockwell Sr. was the former Chief Operating Executive Officer of Safeguard International Security Ltd. and presently serves as a Director of Safeguard Holdings Ltd. He has enjoyed a tremendous career in local security which spans over thirty-five years.
His present oversight of security contracts includes, Aviation Security; Maritime Security; Healthcare Security; Security for Retail Business; Security and Corporate Companies. He received his qualifications from the U.K. Department of Transportation in Maritime and Aviation level 3.
Dr. Crockwell has also qualified as a professional investigator from the U.K. under the Bluemoon College and a diploma in Business Administration from Lee University. In 2003 he graduated from Canada Christian College with his Master of Theology, and in 2014 he graduated from the same college with a Doctorate in Theology.
Born in Bermuda, Kovan Smith immigrated to Southern California obtaining an Associate Degree in Electronic Technology in 1979 and returned home in 1996. He accepted an opportunity to work in the hospitality industry at the Fairmont Southampton Resort & Hotel and soon discovered his passion for the business of security. Within a 4-year period he was appointed as Security Manager.
In September 2004 he was hired by Bermuda Security Group Ltd. to supervise their maritime security operations and by years end Kovan had received a certificate from the U.K. Department for Transport as a Level 5A Trainer in Aviation Security.
After a merger between Bermuda Security Group and Safeguard International Limited physical security divisions, he was promoted to the position of Group Training & Compliance Officer in January 2011 and to Group Training & Quality Control Manager in 2018. He enjoys a rewarding and challenging relationship with our security officers in the group.
Charlie Grange joined Bermuda Security Group in August 1986 as a Technician, born in the United Kingdom and a Bermudian. Charlie worked with ADT in London as a Service Technician prior to joining our company.
He has been with BSG at every step of our technology advancement and lead this side of our business hence his current position as the company’s Technical Director. Charlie is a member of the Institute for Leadership and Management, he is NFPA certified and holds an Associate Degree in Automation Management.
Away from the office he is an active member of the Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society.
Mr. Speight qualified as a Chartered Accountant (UK) after obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics at age 20. Neil has over 25 years of experience at Board Director, CEO and CFO positions in a range of successful international and Bermuda companies.
Most recently Neil has served for 8 years on the Executive Board of the International Cricket Council, the international federation responsible for the sport of cricket.
Mr. Pitcher has worked in the Security Industry for the past 25 years predominately in the Caribbean Region with an introduction to the industry at Brinks Jamaica Limited, a member of Guardsman Group, with a transfer from the Finance Department to Operations.
He joined our Group in 2012 have worked in many areas of the security industry inclusive of Electronic, Physical, Armed Response, Central Station and Cash Management Services. Richard experience working in a 24/7/365 environment with multiple offices has afford him the ability for adaptation.
At his last tenure he was engaged as the Administration & Logistics Manager with responsibility for the Armoury, Facilities Management for four offices, Technical, Central Station, Fleet Management and Operations Departments. He is holder of various security designation including Personal Protection Specialist, PFSO(Port Facility Security Officer, AVSEC (Aviation Security) Manager and Protectors Pistol Courses.
Mr. Rudo joined Bermuda Security Group as Airport Contract Manager in 2008 and was assigned to L F Wade International. He served this post for three years before being promoted to Vice President of Group Human Resources in 2011. Wylie is United Kingdom Department of Transportation Aviation Security Level 1 and 3 certified.
As career Human Resources Manager, the three years assigned to our operations department provided valuable insight of the security industry and the persons working within the sector
Mr. Jernigan, a spouse of a Bermudian, joined our Group of Companies in May of 2016 following a successful security career in the US leading various verticals of business for organizations such as Tyco, G4S, Stanley, and Johnson Controls. Mr. Jernigan has extensive leadership experience driving government, commercial, and retail vertical markets that spans across 20 years. Mr. Jernigan’s leadership experience includes operations, sales, and marketing.
Keith remains involved in various security industry associations such as Society of Military Engineers and American Society for Industrial Security. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Marketing from American International College.
Mr. Edwards was born in Bermuda and has enjoyed a varied career in law enforcement for over 20 years, which includes 16 years at H.M. Customs. While at H.M. Customs he spent 10 years serving on various enforcement support teams as well as managing the Joint Intelligence Unit.
Mr. Edwards has a Diploma in Security Management from Leicester University and Certificates in Supervisory Management and Human Resources from the Bermuda College. Equally important, while at Leicester University, Wayne obtained a Master of Science Degree in Security and Risk Management in January 27, 2006. He also has benefited from Government sponsored courses and is a trained Intelligence Analyst and Commercial Fraud Investigator.
Wayne joined Bermuda Security Group in June 2005, as the Aviation Security Contract Manager and was responsible for managing the aviation security contracts held by Bermuda Security Group at the Bermuda International Airport. Wayne was further promoted to Vice President Security Services in 2008 and currently is Senior Vice President Customer Relations with responsibility of all BSG customers and leads the Security Services Division. He is the siting Chairman of Bermuda Chamber of Commerce -Security Division.
Mr. Tucker was born in Bermuda and has enjoyed a varied career in aviation, transport and security. In 1978, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Air Commerce and Flight Technology from the Florida Institute of Technology and later received his MBA from the same Institute.
In 1983 Mr. Tucker joined the Bermuda Government as a Management Trainee and progressed through the civil service until his appointment as Director of Civil Aviation in 1994. After 5 years in this position he was appointed to the post of Permanent Secretary to the Minister of Transport in 1999. He remained in this position until his acquisition of Bermuda Security Group Limited in June 2002 and installation as President and CEO.
In November 2002 he was also appointed as a Justice of the Peace. In 2010, Mr. Tucker stepped down as Company CEO whilst retaining his position as President and Chairman of the Board.
BSG Physical Security Protectors are trained to respond based on the deployment, standard operating procedures, governing regulatory authority and contractual obligations. The modern world of physical security demands a Security Officer is highly trained, with technical and interpersonal skills, attired appropriately for the services delivered, and to facilitate our clients philosophy.
Our team members provide a valuable presence with sound judgement, are punctual, and facilitate your customer experience on Land, Sea, and Air.