August 11, 2020

Cayman: Second RCIPS helicopter arrives on Island

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The new RCIPS Helicopter arrives on Island today (Friday 6 December). This second helicopter, another Airbus H145 model, will sit alongside the RCIPS Air Operations Unit’s existing H145, which arrived on island last March and was purchased as part of a joint deal between the UK and Cayman. This H145 is the replacement for the […]

Cayman Islands Police Operation in the Breakers Area, Bodden Town, 18 February

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From RCIPS Just before 6:45 AM this morning, Monday 18 February, police had cause to launch an operation in the breakers area. Officers attended the location and saw a vessel in the water. Three men were also located in area acting suspiciously. The men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of illegal landing. One black boat was recovered from […]

Cayman Islands: Civilian vessel renders assistance to vessel in distress

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From RCIPS Shortly before 3PM on Saturday, 8 December, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre alerted officers to a report of a vessel in distress off the George Town waterfront. The vessel, a 65-foot sailboat, had experienced engine trouble and was drifting out to sea with three persons onboard. The RCIPS police helicopter deployed to assist, along […]

UK and Cayman Islands sign deal on helicopter operations

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FCO Minister of State for the Overseas Territories, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon and Honourable Premier, Alden McLaughlin signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday in London which paves the way for the purchase and operation of a new helicopter by the RCIPS Air Operations Unit. The new helicopter, which will be used alongside the […]

Cayman Islands police air operations unit carries out two medical evacuations in 48 hours from Little Cayman, 29 November

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From RCIPS Just before 3:30AM, last Thursday, 29 November, the Air Operations Unit received an urgent call for the transfer of a woman from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman, after the woman received a head injury following a motorcycle collision. The rider of the motorcycle was on her way home at about 2:30AM this morning […]

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, […]

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 […]

Cayman Islands: Joint Marine Unit intercepts drug canoe, 14 March

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From RCIPS March 15 2018 Just after 11:00PM last night, 14 March, the Joint Marine Unit, whilst on coastal patrol, intercepted a canoe in the South Sound area with 3 souls on board. With the assistance of the Air Operations Unit, a search of the vessel and nearby waters was conducted and several bags containing […]

Cayman Islands: 18kg of cocaine recovered in North Side, disposed of Tue, 6 March

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From RCIPS Shortly after 4:00PM on Saturday, 3 March, officers of the Air Operations Unit, while conducting border patrols in the police helicopter along the coastline of North Side, spotted a suspicious package at the water’s edge.  The helicopter hovered and a crew member deplaned to retrieve the package, which was later confirmed to contain […]

Cayman Islands: Two robberies of purses reported 12-15 January, one arrest made

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From RCIPS Two Robberies of Purses Reported this Weekend, 12-15 January, One Arrest Made Police received two reports of street robberies this weekend where women were threatened with a knife and their handbags stolen. The first incident occurred just before 11:30PM on Friday, 12 January on Eastern Avenue, at the junction of Bodden Road, in […]