August 17, 2018

The Editor Speaks: Should the Police Commissioner recruit foreign residents?

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“Once again, the government is making it difficult for Caymanians to secure employment in their own country. “We reject the commissioner’s rationale that transient groups in the community should have representation in the police force, particularly in view of the role of cultural awareness and knowledge in maintaining public safety and effective policing.” The above […]

RCIPS community officers host outreach event at Cayman Islands Frances Bodden Home, 10 August

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This past Friday, 10 August, officers from the Bodden Town Community Policing Department joined with the children and staff of the Frances Bodden Children’s Home for a BBQ and day of fun at the home. The event was put together by PC Norice Artwell and AC Tameka Joseph-Ricketts who organized food and activities for the […]

Cayman Islands’ police investigate report of stabbing in George Town on 11 August

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From RCIPS: Shortly after 3:00AM on Saturday, 11 August, police received a report that two men had attended the emergency room of the Cayman Islands Hospital with stab wounds. It was reported that the injuries had been received during an altercation which took place at an event on Harbour Drive in George Town. The men […]

Royal Cayman Islands Police and Fire Services test drone in simulated Emergency Scenario

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BY MARCO MARGARITOFF From The Drive Residents will likely see a substantial increase in law enforcement drone missions. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) has been aerially collecting crime scene evidence and conducting remote searches with a DJI Mavic Pro for well over a year now. The drone trial phase has been so successful, […]

Several burglaries of Cayman Islands’ churches reported between June and August

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From RCIPS The RCIPS would like to inform the community of a trend where churches have become targets of burglaries in recent weeks. There have been 8 such reports received in the last two months, including the two reported yesterday morning. However, only one report of a church burglary was received in the first five […]

Cayman Islands: Extension of RCIPS local recruitment deadline and expansion of minimum criteria for applicants

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Today, Thu 9 August, the RCIPS announces that it will be extending the deadline for its local recruitment by two weeks, to Friday, 24 August. “As of yesterday, 8 August, we have received 81 applications from people meeting the minimum criteria, which we consider a very good result,” said Derek Byrne, Commissioner of Police. “However, […]

Cayman Islands police operate small unmanned surveillance aircraft

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RCIPS Operate Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft (SUSAs), 1 August The RCIPS have been operating a Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft (SUSA), commonly referred to as a “drone,” for over a year now.  The equipment operates and is regulated under a commercial Civil Aviation Authority Cayman Islands permission, through the management of the Air Operations Unit, and […]

Assault GBH in East End, 31 July

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From RCIPS Just after 5:15PM yesterday, 31 July, Police and other emergency services were dispatched by 9-1-1 Communication Centre to an address on Sea View Road, East End where it was reported that someone had been stabbed. The victim was standing outside a residence when a man known to him approached on a bicycle and […]

Cayman Islands police launch 2018 Local Recruitment Drive

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The RCIPS Launches the 2018 Local Recruitment Drive, 20 July From RCIPS The RCIPS is launching its annual local recruitment drive on 23rd July targeting Caymanians and Permanent Residents between the ages of 18-40 with no restrictions to work.  While the RCIPS has an open recruitment process where applications are accepted all year round, the […]

Cross-agency partnership creates brighter lines for Cayman Islands road safety

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Royal Cayman Islands Police Services Auxiliary Constable Fabian O’Connor is on a mission to make the roads safer and more accessible for drivers and pedestrians. AC O’Connor (aka the Dancing Policeman) formed a partnership with National Road Authority (NRA) to enhance public safety by improving road markings and traffic signage on the waterfront and central […]