RCIPS holds open day to attract recruits

| 19/09/2017 | 9 Comments
Cayman News Service

RCIPS Open Day, 16 September

(CNS): Over forty young men and women showed up for an RCIPS open day last Saturday, which was part of the current recruitment drive to attract young Caymanians into the service, to learn more about what it’s like to be a police officer. The current recruitment campaign ends on Wednesday, 11 October, and the service is aiming to attract at least ten recruits, between the ages of 18 and 40, to begin the 17 weeks of initial training in early January 2018.

On Saturday, 16 September, those who attended the open day at the RCIPS Training and Development Unit in Governor’s Square had the opportunity to sit down with police officers and civilian personnel and hear about what a typical working day at the RCIPS is like, whether it be on the beat, interviewing suspects, patrolling by boat or air, or gathering forensic evidence at a crime scene.

According to an RCIPS press release about the event, officers also showed attendees video clips, photos and police equipment to illustrate the type of work they do in Joint Marine Unit, Neighborhood Policing, Tactical Operations, Scenes of Crime, Financial Crime Unit, Family Support Unit, and others.

Above all, this was an opportunity for police officers to share what it is they love about their jobs and why young Caymanians should consider joining the service.

Cayman News Service

PC Ebanks and Shadow at the RCIPS open day

“I really enjoy my work and talking to other Caymanians about it,” said PC Joel Ebanks of the K-9 Unit, who participated in the open day with his police dog, Shadow. “I think that they often don’t realise the range of options that exist in the service, and the specialized training available to you as a police officer. You can become highly skilled in a relatively short span of time.”

“When I talk to young people about my job is when I am reminded of just how much I enjoy it myself, and how far I have come,” says Khalesiah Barboram, Detective Constable with the Financial Crime Unit, who showed clips of news coverage of major FCU investigations she has worked on. “I didn’t start with expertise in this area, but I do have a passion for it, and the RCIPS helped me develop the skills I needed to be successful.”

Altogether, fifteen different units from within RCIPS were represented at the Recruitment Open Day, which ran from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday. A second Open Day is scheduled for this Saturday, 23 September, in Cayman Brac at the police station, from 10:00am-2:00pm.

RCIPS seeks Caymanians to boost its ranks

Applications can be found here.


Category: Crime, Jobs, Local News, Police

Comments (9)

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  1. Raffaelle says:

    Let me write it down for you VeritAss in plain “English” so we can put and end to both your lickle Tirade and Charade . In some of the OverseasTerritories where we operate, there is a tradition of corruption in which the political elites work with business in the framework of an unsavory relationships which benefits us all. Feeling better now?

  2. Sucka Free Cayman says:

    The trouble with ignorance Verit Ass is that it picks up confidence as it goes along you appear quite arrogant and very overconfident old bye. Why dont you go home. Let Caymanians live in peace eh!

  3. Anonymous says:

    They need to drain the swamp first. Too many crooked persons in one place. The law applies to one and conveniently it doesn’t apply to another. Some are employed in high positions and don’t have a clue how to deal with the operations. Keep your ears to the ground.

  4. Logan's Run says:

    You have a very valid point anon 7:00pm but you see that is the little double game that is being played by the those who govern us.These little media exercises or stunts are the result of them systematically over period of time removing and decimated the ranks of the RCIP of capable and the most effecient local officers some with potential leadership abilities because they do not or did not justify the presence of certain nationalities here. They have in turn imported and promoted certain elements in to senior post who are both criminal and corruption prone to police an already very serious criminally connected diaspora who’s loyalty is definately not loyal or have little or no regard for these islands other than to enrich themselves and those back home. Look around at the Police you see and the level of and types crime and criminals now present in our society and the amount of our young Caymanian men in prison and gangs and ask yourself who are the benifactors of this and what jurisdictions have identical problems which they are unable themselves to police or resolve. Yet they are here hired to police ours. To your final point anon 700pm if they did background checks they would not be here. Our let me rephrase that some would and should be in prison somewhere else. This is in no way and indictment of the new Commissioner or his administration and i applaud his attempt at trying to localize the police all it being a bit too late. Yes and before you local corruption propaganda experts get here talking about locals looking after their own what exactly do you think these imported or hire help functionally illerate persons in police uniform are doing now?

    • Veritas says:

      “Removing the most effiicient local officers and importing and promoting criminal elements”. These are the comments of an all too common Caymanian bigot who lives in cloud cuckoo land. The truth is Caymanian officers who have given good reason to be dismissed are generally allowed to retire early with no explanation given.
      Perhaps Logan’s Run would like to comment on the Immigration Dept which is in total disarray and in a much worse situation.
      It will be interesting to see how many born Caymanians from the ranks of all the unemployed, are taken on as a result of this recruitment exercise.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I have always had an intrest in being a law enforcement officer. I am discouraged from doing it here because of the way the foreign police treat members of the public. I wish that the officers had better working conditions from other officers. It is hard for me to turn down this opportunity because I am qualified yet discouraged. I already work a job that pays poorly so being a police officer would be an excellent improvement. Sadly driving a fancy car and boat can’t bring career satisfaction if your coworkers give you a hard day in them.

    • Jotnar says:

      If you think being a police officer is about driving a fancy car or boat I think you are looking at the wrong profession.

    • Anonymous says:

      2:17am. Too many are employed in positions that they are not qualified in. They cost this government a pretty sum. Hit and run is a good example, yet still employed. Would the Caymanian be that lucky, to run away, get sober, then return? ROTFlMAO.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Please do proper background checks. It’s hard to trust an organization that is tasked with protecting law abiding citizens from criminals; when there are criminals inside said organization.


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