Former COP named first director of intelligence agency

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Commissioner of Police Anthony has been named as the first director of the National Crime Intelligence Agency.

National Security Minister Marvin Dames announced the appointment in Parliament on Wednesday, nearly a year on since he signaled the government was considering Ferguson for a special post. 

“We understand the importance of such an agency to any country’s national security and we are taking a very methodical approach to ensure this agency can develop into an agency that all Bahamians can be proud of,” Dames said during his presentation to the 2021/2022 budget debate.

The government introduced the National Crime Intelligence Agency Act in 2019, “with the objective of enhancing the security of The Bahamas”.