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Commissioner And Devoted Father

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Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade

ELLISON Edroy Greenslade was appointed the sixth Commissioner of Police on January 4, 2010, and is another father being profiled by The Tribune who was recently honoured by Mount Tabor Full Gospel Church for its 40 ‘fabulous fathers’ celebration to mark the 40th Anniversary of Independence.

Prior to becoming Commissioner he had served as the Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police upon completion of a one year secondment with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Canada.

Commissioner Greenslade joined the Executive Management Team of the force upon being promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police in July 2000 after serving in a number of divisional command positions in the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

On his promotion, in 2000, he was transferred to Freeport, Grand Bahama, where he led a team of 430 officers, 120 reservists, and 15 civilian support staff members. Commissioner Greenslade spent seven years in this post - the longest serving District Commander for The Northern Bahamas.

During his tenure, he received national acclaim for his leadership role during the investigations into the mysterious disappearance of five young boys and the search and rescue operations in the aftermath of hurricanes Frances (2004), Jeanne (2004), and Wilma (2005).

In March 2007, Greenslade was promoted to the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police and transferred back to Nassau, where he assumed the portfolio for crime, information technology and communications.

Born in Nassau, Greenslade attended primary schools in Cedar Harbor Abaco, Lovely Bay Acklins, Kemp’s Bay Andros, Knowles Cat Island, and Stephen Dillette Nassau. He received his secondary and high school education at SC McPherson Junior High, and the Government High School.

In 1979, prior to completing of his studies at Government High School, he entered the Bahamas Police Academy as a recruit constable. He graduated at the top of his class and won the coveted Baton of Honor. Greenslade continued studies on a part time basis. He subsequently obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from the College of The Bahamas and went on to complete a number of executive level courses in professional studies.

Commissioner Greenslade has received several honours throughout his career including The Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) for distinguished police service and the Prime Minister’s Above and Beyond award from Hubert Ingraham. He is also the recipient of the police force’s medals for meritorious service, long service, and good conduct.

Commissioner Greenslade and his family worships at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Nassau. He is married to Kimberly Greenslade nee Morley, an Assistant Manager with The Ministry of Tourism, and is the proud father of four sons and a daughter.

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