BPS Profiles in Excellence: Detective Inspector Karema Flood
In series of Bermuda Police Service Profiles in Excellence - Meet Detective Inspector Karema Flood.
I grew up on Friswell’s Hill Pembroke. I attended Victor Scott School and later Warwick Secondary School. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Business Management and Certificates in Leadership and Management. I enjoy travelling, reading a good book, and I love having a good laugh. I am a Manchester City fan…”Go Citeh!” I am a new mom to a curious, very independent adorable son.
I celebrated 19 years’ service this month (Aug 2020)!
I am the Detective Inspector of the Vulnerable Persons Unit (VPU). VPU’s primary role is investigating serious sexual offences against adults; sexual offences against children (under 18 yrs.); serious incidents of assault or abuse involving vulnerable adults or elders; serious offences of child abuse committed by any person, including historic allegations where the victim is a child (under 18); Vulnerable missing person enquires; SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths) and Indecent Images of children. I also oversee the Domestic Violence Liaison Officer whose primary objective is to act as a conduit between victims of domestic violence and external agencies. Over my career, I have worked in the Community Policing Department, Criminal Investigation Unit, , Financial Crime Unit and Drug Unit.
My unit deals with some of the most horrendous crimes in society, my main objective for me and my team is to deliver to victims, a level of service that encompasses respect, attention, confidentiality and quality focused investigations. My team and I work alongside external agencies in the community to highlight awareness and preventative measures to both children and adult audiences to minimize their risk of becoming victims of crime. The success of our matters is understandably bittersweet, my hope however is that these successes will act as a deterrent and discourage persons from victimizing our vulnerable.
I have several personal values, my most important value however is to enjoy life. Falling down is part of life but getting back up is living. This profession has a way of putting things into perspective. Things happen in life that we may never understand. I have a personal relationship with God and I know he will never fail me.