RCIPS training focuses on border patrol

| 01/03/2016 | 5 Comments
Cayman News Service

Chief Inspector Brad Ebanks, Head of the Uniform Specialist Operations Division, opens the Maritime Tactical Operations course by introducing members of the Jamaican Coast Guard

(CNS): Cayman Islands police, customs and immigration officers have begun a 4-week training course, hosted by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit, aimed at improving border control and interdiction at sea. The course, being delivered by the Caribbean Military Maritime Training Centre, is “designed to strengthen marine officers’ capacities to provide law and border enforcement through deepening their skills in maritime tactical operations”, the RCIPS said in release Tuesday. It comes at a time when local law enforcement agencies are focusing heavily on border patrols for drugs, guns and migrants.

“As has been evident in recent weeks, we are actively enforcing Cayman Islands’ law and borders on the water,” said Inspector Leo Anglin, RCIPS Marine Commander. “But our colleagues have much to share with us in the way maritime tactics for effective patrol and interdiction of drugs and firearms, as well as practical strategies for strengthening our border patrol.”

Officers will learn tactics that will be used in conjunction with local laws and policy, and fully comply with legal requirements imposed on the RCIPS from both local, regional, and international maritime law enforcement perspectives, the release said.

“We are committed to providing RCIPS marine officers, as well as those from other agencies, with the skills needed to safeguard the Cayman Islands,” said Brad Ebanks, Head of the Uniform Specialist Operations Division.

The course is accredited by the Canadian Government and delivered to maritime law enforcement personnel across the Caribbean.

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  1. Knot S Smart says:

    And when they have gotten very efficient because of their training – maybe they can help the U.S. control the Mexican Border so that those poor Mexicans dont have to pay the cost of building that wall…

  2. old guard says:

    And how much training can you do on one boat?
    Whats the status of the one suspended, its been 3 years now?
    At least he kept the equipment running. But wait thats how they do things, huh.

    • Anonymous says:

      I thought we had 4 boats in the fleet? Niven D, Tornado, Cayman Defender and Cayman Guardian?

      • Old Guard says:

        Yep, they do, in fact they have more. Just the one person they had that knew what he was doing and kept them running was suspended over foolishness.

        Now they can’t fix anything and he is still suspended, collecting salary 3yrs now. And they still can’t finish his case because there were extingen circumstances that the higher ups have tried to keep silent and out of the publics view.

        No one has ever attempted to find out what his story was and what has been happening.

        If you talk to the Marine Officers they all want him back, because he knew what he was doing.

        Now all they do is make him go back to court for mention and the last time the court told him that they would call him with a new date. Go figure. Guess they trying to figure out how not to get sued.

        To bad though, he actually knew what he was doing, honest, cared, dependable and loyal. They probably killed his moral and enthusiasm now.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Cayman Brac is a different story.

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