October 22, 2020

Cops help encourage sport in Windsor Park


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L-R: Police Constable Cardiff Robinson, Senior Police Constable Fran General, Neighbourhood Police Supervisor and Treasurer of Cayman Crime Stoppers Ronan Guilfoyleand and Chairman of Cayman Crime Stoppers Malcolm Ellis.

Young people in Windsor Park are now better equipped to play sport in their free time – thanks to the teamwork of Cayman Crime Stoppers and the RCIPS.

Crime Stoppers has provided a number of branded footballs and basketballs as part of a community sporting initiative spearheaded by neighbourhood officer Police Constable Cardiff Robinson.

PC Robinson has been working closely with the Windsor Park community for the past year and he identified a need to provide some sporting equipment for people in the area to use.

“Young people in Windsor Park are no different from young people anywhere else in the world – they are full of energy,” he said. “The challenge for us, and the wider community, is to ensure that the energy is channeled productively and that they don’t become tempted to get involved in anti-social behaviour or crime. That’s why I approached Crime Stoppers to ask if they could support a community sporting initiative and supply some much-needed equipment. We hope that the equipment provided will engender some team spirit in Windsor Park, and ultimately contribute to the social development of the neighbourhood.”

The handover of the equipment took place in George Town last Thursday ( 12 January 2012). The cost of the equipment was CI$400.

Malcolm Ellis, Chairman of Cayman Crime Stoppers, said: “The Cayman Crime Stoppers board is very happy to support this initiative to provide young people with a positive outlet for their energy, and to see our police officers acting as role models at a community level. The equipment is branded with the Crime Stoppers logo and the 800-TIPS hotline and so provides another way for us to remind everyone involved about our programme and how to provide anonymous tips. We’d like to thank KPMG for their financial donation that allowed us to acquire the sports equipment for programmes like these.”

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