July 5, 2020

Cops and Cadets join forces in new training programme


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Cadets_and_Cops_join_forces_May_2013The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps and the RCIPS have joined forces in a brand new initiative designed to develop and enhance the leadership skills and knowledge of the Cadets – all while learning about uniformed and other community based services.

The partnership with the RCIPS is one of several currently being explored by the Cadet Corps as part of its Adventurous Training & Alternative Training Programme.

Over the next six weeks the Cadets will spend time in numerous departments within the RCIPS including the Joint Marine Unit, Traffic Management, Training, Operations, CID, Scenes of Crime, Air Operations and Financial Crime.  They will also learn about the administrative functions within the Service such as the Process Department, Crime Desk and Self Inspections.

The sessions are planned to take place Monday – Friday between 3.30pm – 6.00pm

The programme will be certificated and aims to expose the Cadets to activities which will allow them to build confidence, develop new skills and provide civic and career awareness.

Deputy Commissioner Anthony Ennis is delighted that the RCIPS can assist the young men and women of the Cadet Corps in this way. “This is a great initiative and I’m sure that the Cadets will learn a lot from it,” he said. “The aims of the programme are commendable and who knows, maybe after experiencing some of what the RCIPS has to offer and learning more about the standards and the expectations we have of our own staff, some of the Cadets may think about changing their uniform for the red stripe of the RCIPS in the future.”

Major Ricardo Henry, coordinator of the AT&ATP, said,” The Cadet Corps is most grateful to the RCIPS for this new area of partnership. Over the years we have received support from the Service in a number of programmes and this is certainly a highlight. One of our aims is to expose Cadets to the “other sides” of policing that many people are not aware of, in this they will have an opportunity to see that the various career paths they have in mind may be realised in the multi-disciplinary RCIPS, and thereby achieve the dual goal of continuing their military aspirations. This is a key partnership for us and we look forward to its continuation well into the future. The Cadets are excited and will glean much from the experience.”

His sentiments were echoed by Major Anderson White, Deputy Commandant and Officer commanding Alpha Company, who said,  ” It has been a dream of mine to see the Police and Cadets working closely, as Cadets benefit from the experience of the Police and Police interacts with future leaders of the community”.

The Cadet Corps document outlining the aims and objectives of the AT&ATP is attached. For further information about the programme please contact Major Ricardo Henry on 938-8821.

Pictured – Deputy Commissioner Anthony Ennis (front centre) welcomes Major Ricardo Henry, Major Anderson White and members of the Cadet Corps to RCIPS HQ.

See attachment for Training Programme

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