MR. ANTHONY FERGUSON, QPM
Commissioner of Police
Anthony James Ferguson joined the Royal Bahamas Police Force in 1980. He has served in the Family Island Division, the Central and Southern Divisions in New Providence, as Supervisor of the Sexual Offences and Serious Crime Squads of the Criminal Investigations Department, Head of the Homicide Squad of the Central Detective Unit, Commander of the Drug Enforcement Unit and as Office in Charge of the Central Division.
He has completed various Training Courses in Management and Leadership both locally and internationally. These include Criminal Investigations at West Yorkshire Police Training School, United Kingdom; Advance Sex Crimes Investigations Techniques, Public Safety Institute, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida; Homicide Investigations, Public Agency Training Council, National Criminal Justice Academy, Jacksonville, Florida, Homicide/Serious Crimes Investigations sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigations of the U.S. Department of Justice; International Commanders Programme, Bramshill, U.K. and a Training Course at the Drug Commanders Academy, El Paso, Texas.
He has participated in a number of Drug Enforcement related Conferences in The Bahamas as well as in Cuba, Turkey, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, St. Kitts, Peru, Mexico, Brazil and in Jamaica. Over the years, he has headed investigations into a number of high-profile murder cases.
Commissioner Ferguson is the recipient of a number of Awards and Commendations including the Commissioner’s Commendation for Homicide Solvency Rate of 81% and for Outstanding Homicide Investigations. Additionally, he has received the Police Force Medals for Meritorious Service, Long Service and Good Conduct Awards. Recently Commissioner Ferguson received a certificate in Chief Executive Leadership Course at the Southern Police Institute in Timonium Maryland.
From 2014 to 2017, Commissioner Ferguson acted in the capacity of Acting Commissioner of Police during special occasion.
On October 30th, 2017, Mr. Ferguson was appointed the seventh Commissioner of Police in an independent Bahamas. He was further awarded the Queen's Police Medal on January 1st, 2018.
Born in Mount Thompson Exuma, Commissioner Ferguson is a graduate of the Exuma Senior High School. He continued his education at the Bahamas Baptist Community College in Nassau, Bahamas where he graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree in Law and Criminal Justice. He was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice and Police Management by the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
He is a member of Epiphany Methodist Church where his family also worships.
Mr. Anthony Ferguson
Commissioner of Police