Suspended police sergeant called back to work

dno news 1Police sergeant Philbert Bertrand, who was suspended from active duty from the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (CDPF), is expected to resume duties today.

The suspensions were made known in a letter dated October 23, 2012 signed by E. Ferrol, secretary of the Public Service Commission (PSC).

Bertrand was suspended by the PSC following allegations that he may have been involved with drug traffickers and illicit gun activities.

However, he was cleared of all charges by an investigation conducted by Inspector Cuffy M.

“All I can say to you is that he has been called via the phone to report to duties by the chief…and it will be this week,” a  source told DNO.

According to the source, police chief Daniel Carbon called Bertrand and told him that he had received a letter from the Police Service Commission (PSC) requesting that “Bertrand return back to work on July 22, 2013.”

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  1. Course 30
    May 31, 2014

    Congradulations on coming back to work.

  2. Professor Dumbledore
    July 23, 2013

    Boy that country getting worse everyday. . oh well hooray de donkey is back. but wait, by right donkey have no right in horse race

  3. Justice and Truth
    July 23, 2013

    Was he suspended with pay? If not, loss of pay will have to be compensated.

    Why was a letter not sent to him, in fact delivered to his home? Telephone him informing him about his reinstatement which should be followed by a letter. Why a phone call? This is not professional.

    PS: I tried to send this. An error occurred on your Website. Sending it again. May it not show as a duplicate. I do not see the one I tried to send.

    • Dominica Justice
      July 11, 2014

      I think that a telephone call was sufficient to inform him of his reinstatement.Justice was done.A phone call in this case proved to be the professional act to transfer the information about the reinstatement and I am sure a letter was done.

  4. Compre Tig
    July 22, 2013

    Bertie you was doing well for the force we need you back!! we need you in drug squad

    they can say what they want them drug man used to be afraid of you

    inside have more that corrupt than u

    hold tight brother

    • Dominica Justice
      July 11, 2014

      Thats so true.
      You should report them if you have the evidence to the Lord Jesus Christ,Only he has the power to Judge.For many are called and few will be chosen.

  5. ON MY OWN
    July 22, 2013

    Bertie we have to take one on that, i was always keeping in touch

  6. Anonymous
    July 22, 2013

    Berchy, from a cop to a cop. Leave that thing alone. You love the force but the force does not like you. IT would take a week to state the facts but D.N.O will not allow that. But a word to the wise is enough. There`s life after the police Force. Been there done that. Once in our life time we have to walk away from somebody or something we all love. But it is what it is” the nature of the game in this day and age more so it is hard to perform as a dedicated officer. But its your call just remember you a police officer,and not a Politian. Good luck going forward. And long live The CommonWealth of Dominica Force.

  7. July 22, 2013

    Bertrand you are one of the best in the force…they cannot test that and i do not know why those in authority tries to fustrate their own. God is good and watch your back with those fellers.

    • Dominica Justice
      July 11, 2014

      Well said Snipers target.

      i support that comment a 100 percent

  8. almond joy
    July 22, 2013

    .Bertrand..welcome back almond with you all the way they can’t keep a good man down.

  9. July 22, 2013

    IT IS SAID THAT………the thieves we see with guns are the less privilege ones and the real thieves are those who stand in judgement over them. What the guys are doing on the streets are the same things u guys do in your office with your positions. u know that. put that in ur pipe and smoke it.

    • MY POINT
      July 23, 2013

      If you do your homework you will know that this man takes his job very seriously. He is very good at what he does. HE IS NOT NOR HAS HE EVER BEEN IN ANY TYPE OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY CONCERNING DRUGS! HE HATES DRUGS!!!!!!! Know your facts before you post.

  10. Donald Duck
    July 22, 2013

    Family they cannot keep a good man down. Soon you will be back in the squad, matter of fact you will be in charge of the squad. Tyo when you get your share of tax payers money doe forget those that stood by you when you were in trouble, like the female corporal that got so much blows from dominicans mouth for you. Also doe forget me nah your life long corsin.

  11. Shameless
    July 22, 2013

    Berchy my boy I knew all along you were innocent and even think that you were most likely being targeted by haters. keep your head up for no one can keep a good man down. Thanks for your service and hold your head up high….dont forget to watch your back 8)

    “Change MUST Come!”
    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  12. Anonymous
    July 22, 2013

    that’s just the start Tyson will be back soon to. his dismissal was unconstitutional.

  13. Cop
    July 22, 2013

    This is Just the beginning, the state is gonna have to compensate Sergeant Bertrand for that. then we have Constable Ohssel Tyson who was unconstitutionally dismissed on April 23rd 2012, i can assure that his lawyers Dyer & Dyer a cooking up some serious law suits against the State. Tax Payers money again, they should deduct it from Carbons salary. Sgt Keep on working hard. and Tyo all i got to say to you is keep your wits about you, your day will be here soon.
    officer out.

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2013

      Big up Tyo, we know you gonna be back at work soon. trust me!!!

    • Me Alone
      July 22, 2013

      I agree with you 100%, its time that the police officers who go about charging individuals left and right be educated and trained and know what charges to apply and when. I am trying to understand why does the Treasury have to pay Civil Suits for malicious errors of Officers who do not know the law. You Charging a man for Drug and Fire arm Trafficking without any evidence. This is total Crap. That officer who charged Phisbert should be fired or the one paying his law suit not the state. Then you the same officers charging man for Possession and intent to supply Drugs which were not found in their possession, how are you going to defend that in court. Another Law Suit. please stop that nonsense because the Treasury will keep running broke Settling Law suits for you Nonsensical abuse of power. Go and read the laws.

      • Lonesome
        July 22, 2013

        He was never charged. And I think he was being paid his full salary all the time. Seems like it was just an investigation and they did not want him around while they were doing it

  14. Police Too
    July 22, 2013

    It is so strange that he is the officer who is being persecuted.
    On the other hand he is one of the officers who will not take a bribe to let drugs land in Da or be transported out of the country.
    He is a feared anti drug officer, the people who are involved in the trade know that, and as such use their connections to frustrate him.
    But I want to tell all drug deallers that there are still good P.O who will not take a bribe to let drugs enter into Da.

    • July 22, 2013

      only a knife knows whats in a pumpkins heart. lol. welcome back bertrand.

  15. PrettyS
    July 22, 2013

    Wow :-D . I can imagine how happy he must be

  16. July 22, 2013


    • lydia
      July 23, 2013

      I think you served your country well but when fellow workers carries malice in their heart things happen. I think is time to give this up. trust me sometime soon another allegation is coming up against you. your know better leave it alone. Retired and open a security firm with your expertise and experience you will do well.

  17. Sam
    July 22, 2013

    PSC stop embarrassing allyou selves. Philbert IS NOT that type of person……..stop please.

  18. B.E.B.
    July 22, 2013

    Bertrand, I know that u are a dedicated police officer, where u can hold ur own. Could u return to work and perform ur duties, putting away all the negative attitudes, which of course I know a lot of Dominicans have against u ?I also many of them have confidence in u

  19. July 22, 2013

    papa bat………..pram pram

  20. Sharp Shooter
    July 22, 2013

    Never doubted my sgt

  21. C.Hodge
    July 22, 2013

    Dominica has NO justice system…

    • IPO
      July 22, 2013

      Trayvon Martin

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2013

      So what is this? An Officer was accused of a wrong. Turns out after an investigation was conducted the Officer is cleared of any wrong doing – meaning he did not do what he was accused of doing. Hence the accusations against the Officer cannot be proven and there is not sufficient grounds to have him terminated from the Police Force. Police Officers have rights too and Police Officers also have a right to enjoy security of Employment as well.

      If evidence were cancelled and prevented the course of justice , these things have a way of hunting the parties involved and we sit and call it Karma!!!

      If reason and good conscience prevailed then we have nothing to worry about and so the Nation must compensate the Police Officer for loss of wages and if Police Officers were given promotion during the time of his absence the argument may arise and a determination based on previous performance of police duties may have to be made to consider the Police Officer for promotion as well.

      Hard to say it but the law is there for all of us.

      • Is dat so
        July 22, 2013

        What the hell does that mean Annoymous?

        “If evidence were cancelled and prevented the course of justice..” No Sherlock

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