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Veteran cop takes up top job in Sister Islands

| 15/03/2017 | 17 Comments
Cayman News Service

Inspector Andre Tahal

(CNS): Inspector Andre Tahal, who joined the RCIPS almost 20 years ago, has taken over as area commander of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Tahal signed up in 1997 and has worked in many different units in the police. He is no stranger to the Sister Islands, having lived on Cayman Brac when he move to the Cayman Islands from his native Guyana before he joined the RCIPS and having served there previously as a police officer.

“For me, coming back to Cayman Brac feels a little like going home,” Tahal said. “This is where I lived for three and a half years after I first came to Cayman in 1994, and it is where I first fell in love with the Cayman Islands. The Brac and Little Cayman are very special places to me and I am very proud to be charged with protecting them, together with my colleagues here in the police, other law enforcement agencies, and emergency services.”

Experienced as both a marine officer and firearms officer, he has served in the roles of marine commander and inspector in charge of Uniform Support Group. Tahal also spent two years as deputy commander of the West Bay district.

According to the RCIPS, his varied law enforcement experience provides him with the range of skills to respond to the different situations that may arise on the Sister Islands.

In a release announcing his new posting, Tahal said he was looking forward to meeting the public and that he would be listening to concerns and suggestions.

“It goes without saying that I want to work with the community, and anyone who wants to meet me should come by the Cayman Brac police station or call me anytime,” he said “But I’m not waiting for the public to come to me, I also plan to be proactive. I have been out every day, letting people know that I am here and ready to work.”

Inspector Tahal urges anyone who would like to meet with him to call the Cayman Brac Police Station at 948-0331, and he is happy to meet wherever is convenient.  He is holding community meetings in April on both Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, on dates to be announced, and will also be manning the RCIPS booth at the upcoming Agricultural Fair on 25 March.  He said he was looking forward to the event, and hopes that many members of the community will stop by.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Cayman brac police need help. Too many wait for a call cops and not enough look for poachers, walk the beach for drugs and keep an eye out for exports from Jamaica. We need border security in this country because cayman brac law enforcement can’t even drive a boat without totally destroying it in a matter of months. They have destroyed brand new trucks launching wave runners. We should have a coast guard and man it with experienced boaters and Captains then let the police focus on land.




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    • Anonymous says:

      How about all those ludicrous duty concessions for the Brac are removed and the extra money goes to pay for what you want? Or are you wanting Grand Cayman to fund the Brac even more?




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  2. Anonymous says:

    6:47 probably reflects why everyone dreads the Lesser Caymans gig.




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  3. Bracker in GC says:

    Check on racing motorcycles and tell them at the Creek dock area to move the ugly containers elsewhere. Screen the ugly thing and not have the containers be so tall. An ugly Mount Creek. Get McKeeva back in office so Cleveland can build his marina. The other hotel will open and more business will come back.
    Bracker in GC




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    • Anonymous says:

      You have all the answers, so lucky to have your leadership.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Hotel closing was all political, everyone knows that. It didn’t have anything to offer to begin with. Maybe if they had people running it that knew what they were doing it could have brought business to the island. You can’t run a business with haphazard standards and carefree attitudes.




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    • Anonymous says:

      8:12 am , we Brackers all agree with you




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  4. Anonymous says:

    Jeezum, 6:47, you are rough on the man! He was a kid when he left, his Dad a real gentleman. Seems very nice, committed and experienced to me. Give him a chance.




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  5. Anonymous says:

    You can start serving your community by making some effort to get the Brac Police Station painted and get their garage roof repaired. It is a shame that the Deputy Governor was unable to take proactive action when members of the public offered to assist with works last year – for nothing!!!!

    Oops, forgot I live in the Cayman Islands – tender out a big contract and select one of my cronies from Grand Cayman to come over and do it.

    Brac will see how you work out Bobo Inspector, hopefully your attitude has changed since you were first here – if not you won’t be here long.

    Sign me,

    Bring back some “limey” police.




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    • Anonymous says:

      What a nasty welcome – you disgrace fellow Brackers. You are so sure and fixed in your opinions, interesting that you won’t sign your name to them. So glad that there are people like the Inspector who are public-service minded enough to serve and protect even the most obnoxious among us.

      Oh and your veiled racism was also noted.

      Insp. Tahal, please know that we out here on the Brac are still good folks and that people like this guy are the exception. Welcome back, we’re glad you’re here.




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      • Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. says:

        10.16 Thank goodness the majority are NOT silent I know Insp.Tahal to be very experienced, professional, respectful and hard working. What is the problem with negativity that we have in Cayman?




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    • Anonymous says:

      Way to give a guy a chance!




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    • Allar says:

      I don’t understand you must be a BRACKER because all you all do is complain that is why the brac will never get anything, you all don’t want change. Stop the complaining. Tahal I know you is a great officer and will do an excellent job, best wishes




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    • Anonymous says:

      I hope you are not a Braca, piece of garbage you




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    • anonymous says:

      It’d take a fool not to know who this poster is. While I need not call names, CNS readers should be aware that the commenter is here merely to stir controversy and paint Caymanians as if we are all inherently racist.

      Let us not feed her desire to breed and proliferate xenophobia…




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      • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

        Welcome Inspector Tahal. It is my sense of things that most reasonable people are looking forward to working with you. You have surely traveled a long road to return to the Brac. Thank you for taking your experience, skills and awareness to the Sister Islands.




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