October 22, 2021

RCIPS launches third recruitment drive for local constables

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12322469The RCIPS is launching its third recruitment drive for police constables since 2013 targeting Caymanians. The recruitment drive will run one full month, until Monday, 5 September, the deadline by which applications need to be received. The RCIPS hopes that the recruitment process this year will generate at least ten new recruits to begin the next Recruit Class on 9 January, 2017.

“In order for the public to feel invested in the police service and help us succeed, it is critical that the RCIPS reflects the community it serves,” said Acting Commissioner Anthony Ennis. “Right now Caymanians make up almost 57% of the population but only 45% of the Service. We have been trying to increase this number through successive recruitment drives, and will continue to do so, because this is important for the future of the organisation.”

Among the minimum qualifications, applicants should hold Caymanian citizenship, be between 18 and 40 years old, be physically fit and possess a high school diploma and 3 CXCs or equivalent (including Maths and English language). Permanent residents with the right to work without restrictions are also invited to apply. Applicants also must hold a valid CI driver’s licence, be computer literate, and complete all aspects of the application available at www.rcips.ky truthfully.

“Applicants must recognize that this is a comprehensive process, with written tests, a physical exam and an interview, followed by 17 weeks of initial training,” advised Inspector Kevin Ashworth, Head of the Training and Development Unit (TDU). “Being a police constable is a unique and rewarding career, requiring a special kind of individual who has the patience and skill to appreciate what is necessary and appropriate to serve and protect the public.”

For those who want to find out more about the application process and also policing as a career, the RCIPS TDU will be holding two Open Days for potential applicants to come learn more about the different departments and career paths within the Service from officers themselves. These will take place on Saturday, 13 August from 10AM-2PM at the offices of the RCIPS Training and Development Unit in Governors Square, as well as on Thursday, 18 August from 10AM-2PM at the Aston Rutty Centre on Cayman Brac.

“This recruitment drive presents a unique opportunity to serve our country and ensure that the islands remain a safe place to live, work, raise a family and visit,” said ACoP Ennis. “Crime impacts everyone, so we all must be involved in ensuring it does not become the norm, and work together to preserve the quality of life we enjoy for future generations. Becoming a police constable is meaningful way for the young people of Cayman to do this.”

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