|Ellison Edroy Greenslade
Dr.h.c, MBA, QPM
Ellison Greenslade in 2017
May 24, 1961|
New Providence, Bahamas
|Other names||Ellison Edroy Greenslade|
|Organization||Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Awards||Queen's Police Medal
Prime Minister's Above and Beyond award
Medal for Gallantry
Ellison Edroy Greenslade (born May 24, 1961) is a former Bahamian police officer and Commissioner of Police (Ret.) of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. He served as Commissioner of Police during the period January 4, 2010 to October 30, 2017. He retired from the Royal Bahamas Police Force on 30th October 2017 and shortly thereafter took up his appointment, in London, as The Bahamas High Commissioner to the Court of St. James (United Kingdom).
Ellison Greenslade joined the Senior Executive Leadership Team (SELT) of the Royal Bahamas Police Force in July of 2000 when he was appointed Assistant Commissioner of policing services on Grand Bahama which required him to be transferred to Freeport, Grand Bahama. Greenslade's portfolio included islands in the Northern Bahamas such as Abaco, Bimini, and The Berry Islands. He served in Freeport, Grand Bahama, for seven years making him the longest serving Northern Bahamas district commander. He was highly praised for his leadership during the investigation of the disappearance of the "five missing boys" on Grand Bahama. He was also acclaimed for his leadership of search and rescue operations after several hurricanes that passed over the Bahamas which include Frances (2004), Jeanne (2004), and Wilma (2005). Assistant Commissioner Greenslade returned to Nassau once he was appointed to the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police. This post meant his portfolio of responsibilities had expanded to include crime management (CID), drug enforcement, INTERPOL, Commercial Crime, Intelligence, criminal records/CSI, IT affairs and Communications.
Commissioner Greenslade (Ret.) was born in New Providence on May 24, 1961 and has attended quite a number of schools in places such as Cedar Harbor, Abaco; Lovely Bay, Acklins; Kemp’s Bay, Andros; Knowles, Cat Island; and Stephen Dillet, Nassau. He graduated S.C. McPherson Junior High, and the Government High School both in Nassau, New Providence. He graduated at the top of his class at the Bahamas Police Training College as recruit - constable. Upon graduation from the Police Training College, Mr. 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 in The United Kingdom, Canada, and The United States of America. These courses include: Senior Police Administration (SPAC- RCMP Canada in 1994), International Commanders program- (ICP- Bramshill UK in 1997), International Strategic Leadership program – (ISLP – Bramshill UK in 2005) and a wide range of law enforcement courses in The USA. He holds a postgraduate degree in police management and law enforcement from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. He also holds a MBA from the University of Miami from which he graduated in 1997.
Commissioner Greenslade (Ret.) was awarded the Queen's Police Medal for services to policing and the community along with the Prime Minister's Above and Beyond award. He is also the recipient of the Force's medals for gallantry, meritorious service, long service, and good conduct. In 2003 he was awarded the Boss of the Year award for the island of Grand Bahama and the Toastmaster International communications and leadership award which he received in 2006. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow.
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