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Two new Superintendents from UK join Cayman Islands police


RCIPS Welcomes Two New Superintendents

The RCIPS is delighted to announce the addition of two new superintendents to its command team. As of today both Detective Superintendent Peter Lansdown and Police Superintendent Robert Graham have begun in their positions as heads of Specialist Operations (CID, FCU, Drugs and Serious Crime, JIU etc.), and District Operations (all uniformed policing, ASU, Armed Response Unit (USG), Joint Marine Unit, Community/Neighbourhood Policing, Traffic etc.), respectively. With over fifty-four years of policing and investigative experience between them, both officers bring a broad range of policing and management experience to their new roles, which is certain to benefit the police service and the Cayman Islands as a whole.

Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 9.31.19 PMPeter Lansdown, a native of London, is a career detective with thirty-two years of policing experience with the Metropolitan Police Service in London, during which time he achieved the rank of Detective Superintendent. Mr. Lansdown has deep expertise in a number of specialist investigative areas, specifically homicide investigation, serious and organized crime, covert operations, firearms, financial investigations and intelligence. He managed the Homicide and Serious Crime Department, supervising over 100 detectives over five years, and also led major proactive operations, both in London and internationally, including the Caribbean, to reduce gang and firearms criminality. For the past four years he has also been Head of Senior Detective Training at the prestigious Crime Academy at the Metropolitan Police Service, experience which will be an asset to for the RCIPS’ corporate professional development and succession planning.

Outside of work, Mr. Lansdown is eager for the opportunity to build on his 15 years of volunteer work with youth by volunteering with the Cayman Cadet Corps. “While throughout my career I have seen time and again how effective enforcement and police investigations do make a society safer,” says Mr. Lansdown, “I believe that the empowerment of youth is how we make any real drop in crime sustainable.”

Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 9.31.47 PMRobert Graham, who will direct Uniform and District Operations, possesses twenty-two years of police service in Kent, where he served as Head of Intelligence and Head of Kent Special Branch. Mr. Graham also served as the Uniformed Borough Commander in Maidstone, where he was responsible for the coordination and management of over three hundred officers and staff. Mr. Graham has managed all aspects of specialist operations, including management of serious crime, and achieved the rank of Detective Chief Inspector in 2006.

Among his many experiences Mr. Graham says that his secondment as Uniformed Operations Commander to South Australia in 2006 stands out. There he was tasked with managing a busy police force from the moment he landed, not unlike his current posting with the RCIPS. That experience taught him how to adapt, and adapt quickly, to new situations through an eagerness to learn. “The core principals of policing are very much the same all over the world, and sharing good practice between policing organisations and learning from each other is always a very worthwhile process,” he says, “it is a real privilege to serve in RCIPS.”

Acting Commissioner of Police Anthony Ennis said, “With the appointments of these highly experienced and capable professionals that were made by the former Commissioner of Police, it was decided that a slight realignment between the two key operational commands is more appropriate to meet existing challenges, leadership gaps and operational demands that can be planned, managed and directed to ensure public safety is not compromised, and that our officers have the leadership and support required to discharge their duties. However, the command structure remains dynamic and flexible to accommodate any changes that the new Commissioner of Police might pursue.”


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