Forty-two-year veteran of the Royal Barbados Police Force, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Richard Boyce, will be Barbados’ next Commissioner of Police.
Mr. Boyce’s appointment as Commissioner of Police becomes effective on Monday November 1, 2021. Her Excellency the Governor General, acting on the advice of the Protective Services Commission, today approved the appointment on promotion.
Mr. Boyce is the holder of a first-class honours degree in History and Management from the University of the West Indies and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom.
Prior to his ascension to the top post, he had operational responsibility for crime in his position as Assistant Commissioner of Police. Throughout his 42 years of service in the Royal Barbados Police Force, Mr. Boyce was assigned to a range of specialist portfolios, including Criminal Investigations, Special Branch operations, and a six-year stint at the Regional Police Training Centre.
During his career, he also provided consultancy services to the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Royal Antigua and Barbuda Police Forces in 2002 and 2012, respectively.
Mr. Boyce has also completed several training programmes in the following areas: Senior Criminal Investigations conducted by the Kent County Constabulary UK; Advanced Criminal Investigations ICITAP (International Crime Investigative Training Assistance Programme); Caribbean Regional Advanced Drug Enforcement; Major Crime Investigative Techniques; Strategic Command Course – National Police College Jamaica, and a Police Executive and Leadership Management programme, conducted by Durham Constabulary UK.