December 5, 2019

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 […]

Cayman Islands; Motorbike riders engage in dangerous driving at Rum Point, 13 August

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From RCIPS Tue Aug 15 2017 at 12:32pm On Sunday, 13 August, police received information regarding dangerous driving by illegal motorbikes in the Eastern Districts, culminating at Rum Point.  Uniform officers and the Air Operations Unit responded to the area, and upon seeing the police, the riders, six in all, spontaneously sped off in different […]