Captain Bruce Everton

Published on 07-11-12

The Peace Operations Training Institute is proud to present the next student to be recognized in our  'Student Spotlight' section: Captain Bruce Everton.

Below you can read a biography submitted by our student as well as view photographs he has submitted highlighting his personal life and professional life as it pertains to peacekeeping.


Captain BRUCE HENRY EVERTON, born on 09 August 1965 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is a serving Officer of the South African Police Service. He is the youngest child in a family of five children, four boys and one girl. He is married and has one son.

He started his career right after completing his education in December 1982 at Andrew Rabie High School, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa . He first joined the South African Defence Force from January 1984 to December 1985 and left the Army as a Platoon Sergeant /Instructor/ PTI. He then joined the South African Police Service in January 1986.

He was promoted thus far as follow in his career : Student Constable : Jan 1986 to Nov 1986; Constable : Dec 1986 to Dec 1988; Sergeant : Dec 1988 to Dec 1990; Lieutenant : Dec 1993 to Jun 1996; Captain : Jun 1996 to current date.

Since Commission, Captain Everton has obtained (01) National Diploma : Police Administration (1993) – consisting of the following subjects – Criminal Law I-III, Afrikaans : Police, English : Police, Law of Criminal Procedure and Evidence I –III, Investigation of Crime I-III, Police Administration I-III; (02) Certificate in Police Management (1997) – paper handed in – Conflict Management; and is current busy with (03) Baccalaureus Technologiae : Policing. He had complete two of the four required subjects for this next qualification, namely Police Management IV and Police Training Management.

As a Police Officer, he has served in various capacities as a Commander, namely Section Commander, Relief Commander, Operational Commander, Commander Supply Chain Management, Fleet Manager, Commander Emergency Centre – 10111, College Commander, Commander In-Service and Decentralized Centre, Commander Visible Training Section. 

Captain Everton has the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work to deliver on time and to maintain quality standards to achieve results. He has a good flexible interpersonal skill and is able to form relations with staff and peers to ensure trust and approachability.  He has the capability to meet any persons’ needs and expectations to ensure effective service delivery, to build teams with clear roles and responsibilities and to ensure a co-operative work environment.  He has sufficient job knowledge and is willing to learn more every day.  He has an excellent understanding of his own work processes and the impact thereof external to his own environment and vice versa. He has the ability to motivate and inspire others to respond supportively and with respect towards other. He has the ability to lead people, to provide direction and assistance in the completion of work, give cognition to individuals for their potential and to provide guidance on identifying areas of development.  He has the ability to manage resource, physical, financial, human and information, effectively and responsibly.  He has a good ability to communicate with co-workers, clients and supervisors verbally and in writing. He can make presentations, compile reports, enter into negotiations and verbally communicate at the level expected of the employee and have the ability to convey information verbally or in writing in a way that is understood by all recipients. He can initiate solutions to identified problems and handle situations. He is very effective and proactive. He has the capability to express own idees and opinions in areas of work and competence, to take prompt action to achieve goals.

Captain Everton had 26 years uninterrupted service in the South African Police Service on 13 January 2012. He had served in the field of Logistics for 17 years. He has a vast knowledge of several fields in the Police due to his placing in several posts during his career so far. 

Captain Everton had served on Mission in Darfur - UNAMID  - as from November 2010 to October 2011. He was stationed in Sector South – Nyala, Team Site Al-Daein. There he was utilized as Police Advisor and Logistics on a daily basis.

Captain Everton enjoys interacting with people of various levels and loves spending time at home with his family. During his spare-time though, he loves to go camping and engage in several outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, and just enjoying this beautiful country of Africa – South Africa.

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Student Comments

Congratulations sir and well done. I have you doubt you shall continue to make the Institute, your beloved South Africa, Africa and indeed the whole world proud. Kudos and all the best in all your endeavours.

    Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu wrote on 07-17-12 at 7:31 p.m.


Captain, I salute you for your remarkable services to humanity. Leadership like yours is a hope for a peaceful future of the world. I on behalf of my fellow country men congratulate you for being selected as "student in spotlight" and wish you best of luck in years to come.

    Hamid-Uz-Zafar wrote on 08-10-12 at 2:58 p.m.


Congratulations sir and well done.

    M.R.GADDAF wrote on 09-26-12 at 11:36 a.m.


Congratulations sir ,i hope u will done well. THNKS.

    mohamed Riyak mohammud wrote on 09-27-12 at 8:52 a.m.


Felicitation Captain! You have achieve a rare feat and the sky is your limit. You have become a Person Others Will Want to emulate. Your family, Africa & the world is proud of your achievement. "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it". Jibril Mohammed

    BULUS DANJUMA wrote on 09-28-12 at 2:05 a.m.


“If you can become the leader you ought to be on the inside, you will be able to become the person you want on the outside. People will want to follow you. And when that happens, you’ll be able to tackle anything in this world.” You are a rare gem. Africa is proud of you. “You are more concerned about making others feel good about themselves than you are making them feel good about you.”Congratulation!

    Mohammed Jibril wrote on 09-28-12 at 2:16 a.m.


I salute you,Captain Bruce Everton I am a comorian who dwell in Uganda. When I read your life story I loved it due to the power that you have contributed in your life journey. I believe whoever will read your experience a change must occur in him or her. You are an example vital and strong. Congratulations and many thanks.

    Assoumane Kamal wrote on 09-28-12 at 4:55 a.m.


Congratulation Mr.Henry and this shows how you can accumulate solutions on conflict issues which not based on your home country but also for the whole Continent and the lest.May God give you power and health so that you could actively provide your knowledge to the need groups. By: SYLVANUS CHONYA

    SYLVANUS CHONYA wrote on 09-29-12 at 7:16 a.m.


Congratulations Captain. You are headed for greater heights in your career;bravo!

    Thomas Mongare Nyakango wrote on 09-29-12 at 3:22 p.m.


Congrats sir! when reading this I'm really impressed by your abilities and all the commitment that you have in learning, working, improving and ensuring a better to people around you. May God bless you and give you strength in your daily life so that you may always be able to perform your job beyond your own expectancies.

    Soro Yara Djouman Joël wrote on 09-30-12 at 12:27 p.m.


Thanks to all for giving me a vast scope to acquire knowledge about peacekeeping operations.

    AKTER HOSSAIN wrote on 10-13-12 at 4:21 p.m.


Thanks for all you have done for me and for more in coming opportunities. thanks for my course( Commanding the Peace keeping Operations ) from which I acquired more knowledge.

    MUSHI MUGOBE FLORIBERT wrote on 10-22-12 at 10:02 a.m.


may i know why invoice is issued and yet you are saying its free course for peace keeper in Africa? educate me on the payment requirements

    ABIRIGA PHILLIAM wrote on 11-13-12 at 8:48 a.m.


Señor Capitán BRUCE HENRY EVERTON Mi respeto, mis sinceras felicitaciones por la exaltación que ha bien le ha hecho ala Organización por sus logros, espero algún día poder al menos aunque por este medio cruzar unas palabras con Usted, para intercanbiar experiencias. Mi admiración hacia Usted. Sargento Mayor I.M. (R) Alberto Enrique Rodríguez Cienfuegos

    ALBERTO ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ CIENFUEGOS wrote on 11-24-12 at 1:50 p.m.


félicitation monsieur. Vous etes un modèle à suivre. Votre profil ne pourra qu'inciter plus d'un.

    coulibaly yeya jules wrote on 11-25-12 at 4:47 p.m.


Recevez Monsieur mes félicitations et que le seigneur vous guide toujours

    BILSON Nom wrote on 11-30-12 at 10:31 a.m.


Good work Captain Bruce your story is one of the best Inspirational stories I have read about so far cause I'm from Sudan and I work for the same Mission ( UNAMID) and I do understand what does it mean to come and work for people of this war torn-up region.

    Abdelmajed Adam A. Bakhit wrote on 12-10-12 at 7:48 a.m.


You are a source of inspiration Captain, I am from Zimbabwe and am a serving member of Zimbabwe Prison Service

    Gabriel Machinda Chiborise wrote on 12-10-12 at 3:25 p.m.


Mes respects mon Capitaine, vous avez un cursus inouie; que Dieu fasse que vous puissiez en faire profiter à tout ce monde qui a besoin de paix et de développement. Amen

    Papa Amadou DIOUF wrote on 12-12-12 at 12:02 p.m.


Congratulations, captain You are a wonderful personality like helping others I wish you success in your life and your career

    عادل الفيتورى wrote on 12-22-12 at 4:51 a.m.


I have multiple college and university degrees; currently pursuing a PH.D Degree in Nigeria. None has given me much more joy like the certificates I have obtained from over 20 courses of POTI. I am glad because they are certificate obtained at the theaters of war while rendering a selfless service to humanity. That is to say that ALL IS NOT CARRYING THE GUN: THERE SHOULD BE ONE'S CARVED OUT TIME TO DEVELOP SELF TO BETTER POSITIONED TO SERVE MANKIND BETTER. I earnestly THANK POTI from the depth of my heart. Thank you for the grand platform provided. - Sgt BASIL UCHE ONYENEHO Nigerian Army

    Basil Uche Onyeneho wrote on 12-22-12 at 9:31 a.m.


I have multiple college and university degrees; currently pursuing a PH.D Degree in Nigeria. None has given me much more joy like the certificates I have obtained from over 20 courses of POTI. I am glad because they are certificates obtained at the theaters of war while rendering a selfless service to humanity. That is to say that ALL IS NOT CARRYING THE GUN: THERE SHOULD BE ONE'S CARVED-OUT TIME TO DEVELOP SELF FOR BETTER & WELL-POSITIONED TO SERVICE TO MANKIND. I earnestly THANK POTI from the depth of my heart. Thank you for the grand platform provided. - Sgt BASIL UCHE ONYENEHO Nigerian Army

    Basil Uche Onyeneho wrote on 12-22-12 at 9:35 a.m.


I wish all students, staff, and workers of POTI a very very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Cheers! franci.

    Francis Owusu Takyi(franci), or Kwabena Ata wrote on 12-28-12 at 11:22 a.m.


Happy New Year to all POTI team and current students. All the best for your training. Eric

    Eric Rugamba wrote on 01-18-13 at 8:02 a.m.


LUKA KIDIONGO

    LUKA KIDIONGO wrote on 01-18-13 at 9:27 a.m.


My name is Francis Owusu Takyi, or Kwabena Ata known as ‘’franci’’. I was born on the 19th of November 1974 in the Volta Region of Ghana (West Africa) at Jasikan District Assembly , though my father came from Anomabo from the Central Region. I am single, and I’m an advocate and a business person, but I’m helping peacekeeping through Wiser.org: www.wiser.org/user/franci. Mynext assignment hopefully is going to be on the Humanitarian Relief Operations, since my study at the peace keeping training institute is based on Human Rights and the Security Council Resolutions in both (Africa and LAC). I am hoping to do more and to help peace keeping by announcements through the air waves-sharing Humanitarian Actions and Operation through my simple medium. As many thought that elections here in Ghana would breakout violence but with the help of my medium and good speech to the hearing of the people of Ghana everything went on successfully. I am an extra-ordinary person, in realization if you could hear me from the air waves: Francis Owusu Takyi or ‘’franci’’, then it’s me. I am a student, still studying at the Peace Operation Training Institute with the help of Mrs. Vanessa Anderson, Mr. Harvey J. Langholtz, and Mrs. Marianne Wrightson and wondrful students in the fields of UN Peacekeeping Operations. I say I wish you all well. Best franci.

    Francis Owusu Takyi(franci), or Kwabena Ata wrote on 01-21-13 at 8:31 a.m.


9ice one captain

    OLADITI ABDULJELEEL OLATUNJI wrote on 01-25-13 at 2:22 p.m.


Congratulations Captain. Best Regards Lt Gustavo Rocha

    Gustavo de Campos Rocha wrote on 01-28-13 at 10:17 a.m.


Congratulations Captain. Best Regards Lt Gustavo Rocha

    Gustavo de Campos Rocha wrote on 01-28-13 at 10:17 a.m.


Congrats Captain, I learnt a lot from woking with you in El Daein, the great input you made at the then El Daein Team Site, is what has helped the tranformation of it now becoming the new Sector East HQ. Your work, unending efforts to make things flow in a professional manner, and your overall exemplary service haven't gone unnoticed, I thank you, the other guys thank you, UNAMID I must say still owes you, all the best to you professionally and personally, and also to your family, Stay good.

    Hubert Thompson wrote on 01-29-13 at 3:57 p.m.


I salute you for your bravery sacrifices for the service of the UN Peacekeeping, well done sir.

    Francis Owusu Takyi(franci), or Kwabena Ata wrote on 01-31-13 at 9:24 a.m.


Dear EVERTON congratulation.

    Djupatho James wrote on 02-01-13 at 8:38 a.m.


I salute you Sir, for your rich biography. Indeed the sky is the limit. Thanks POTI staff for the knowledge which you are providing me on Peace Keeping Operations. Am an Inspector from Zambia Prisons Service.

    Rosalina Banda wrote on 02-21-13 at 9:35 a.m.


I salute you Sir, for your rich biography. Indeed the sky is the limit. Thanks POTI staff for the knowledge which you are providing me on Peace Keeping Operations. Am an Inspector from Zambia Prisons Service.

    Rosalina Banda wrote on 02-21-13 at 9:44 a.m.


captain, please reach me via enoshmomanyi@yahoo.com congrats for better services

    ENOSH MOMANYI wrote on 01-06-14 at 3:34 a.m.


Felicitaciones

    Jesús Francisco Lapalma wrote on 02-15-14 at 1:39 p.m.


CONGRATULATION CAPTAIN......VERY GOOD CAREER....WELDONE, MY BEST WISHES FROM BOLIVIA...............MAJ JORGE SOLANO CUELLAR APRIL 2014

    JORGE SOLANO CUELLAR wrote on 04-02-14 at 11:11 a.m.


thanks captain and bravo but may reach me via this email Malilomahamudu@yahoo.com

    ISMAIL MAHAMUD ABDALLA wrote on 05-15-14 at 10:16 a.m.


"I'm very proud of and consideration to be at the side of illustrious friends POTI like you. Congratulations to all for the children of the world deserve special people that all we are to them as examples ... " The Peace of Lord be with you! Assalam Waleikum! Mohammed Haziz

    Mohammed Haziz wrote on 06-07-14 at 10:37 p.m.


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