RCIPS ‘visibility initiative’ nets 37

| 03/09/2017 | 21 Comments
Cayman News Service

RCIPS traffic checkpoint on Esterley Tibbetts Highway, 30 August 2017

(CNS): Police officers made 37 arrests Wednesday, 32 of which were for court warrants for failures to appear or defaults on traffic matters. The RCIPS said that in its second monthly “visibility initiative” on 30 August, “all officers throughout the RCIPS, both uniform and detective, donned the red stripes and hit the streets to serve warrants, enforce traffic laws and perform foot patrols”.

In addition to the court warrants, officers made two arrests for burglary, one for ganja possession, one for making a false statement, and an extradition warrant.

“All of us were out in uniform, including our detectives, to be more visible to the community as we cleared outstanding warrants for the court and enforced the laws we need to regulate our roads,” said Superintendent Robert Graham in a release from the RCIPS. “We had a busy and productive day.”

Two traffic operations were conducted during the afternoon, one along the Esterley Tibbetts Highway near the old Hyatt Hotel, and a second on Shamrock Road near Red Bay. During these operations 18 tickets were issued for expired registration, excessive tint, failing to display registration plates and failing to wear seatbelts. Representatives from the Department of Vehicle and Driver’s Licensing (DVDL) also took part in these traffic operations.

Foot patrols were also conducted in several neighbourhoods around the island, including throughout central George Town, Kings Road in West Bay, and Coe Wood Beach in Bodden Town. Officers spoke with community residents in these neighbourhoods and listened to their concerns, some of whom invited officers in for a drink because of the heat.

“It never fails that every time you walk through an area and meet with people you hear something you didn’t know — social news, developments, and anything could be important later,” said Deputy Commissioner Kurt Walton, who patrolled several neighbourhoods in central George Town. “We look forward to increasing our community policing contingent precisely so we can do more of this.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Yeah the tint thing is a joke to me. Having had skin cancer repeated twice – I refuse to sit in a car with the sun beating on my skin for 20-30 mins at a time. You literally feel like you are baking and NO 35% tint does NOT protect someone with sensitive skin from the sun’s harm.

    So, the RCIPS can ticket me all they want. Maybe I should in turn mail them my skin cancer related medical bills?

    • Anonymous says:

      Sun Cream?

      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah because in the 90 degree weather we have on a daily basis sun cream really stays in place, right? AC or not – if you sit in direct sun with sunscreen on – it is going to sweat off.

        And for the record – tint is the least of our problems. Try solving a real crime – like a murder? Rape? Child molestation charge and the likes. And maybe just maybe, don’t mishandle or misplace crucial information such as confessions and notes from the victims either. There’s something real that needs to be looked into.

  2. Anonymous says:

    So 5 actual events and 32 arrests of soccer moms who forgot to pay parking tickets. Nice…

    You want to make an impact? Park at the 4 way (optional) yield at the hospital for an hour or two in off peak hours.

    Park beside ANY bypass between 5:30 and 7:00am with a radar gun.

    And how about the two police that are required to make sure no criminals stop their cars at the airport to pick up or drop off a passengers take the occasional walk through the car park and ticket the cars with plate protectors and black out windows.

    Maybe they could do that in other places. Start with the gov parking lot.

    Before you know it you will have lots more people forgetting to pay their tickets.

  3. Anonymous says:

    There were eight officers on the ETH (one officer on foot for each lane and a car in each direction to give chase if necessary), and if the same number at other location, that’s sixteen total. How does 16/450 translate into a monthly hard day’s work for the entire service? It seems like a bit of a stretch to call that an exhaustive effort. This minimal effort is exactly what the public expects to have happen every day – and you can quantify the result.

  4. Cayguy says:

    Don’t forget these Hidiats with bright red headlamps and pink foglights, jeez

  5. Anonymous says:

    Keep this up once a week RCIP. CIG needs to make the BUDGET for this type POLICING. Then we will have no more Jerk Stand Robberies!

    • Anonymous says:

      Every day they should be pulling people over for illegal tint, obscured licence plates, not using indicators, not stopping at stop signs, speeding, using phone while driving, licence plates sitting on the dashboard rather than mounted on the car etc I am on the road for less than half an hour most days and see so many people flouting the law it’s ridiculous. Easy money just to drive past Smith’s Cove on the weekend and ticket everyone parked on the double yellow line. They don’t need to budget for it, it will pay for itself.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Great job. Keep it up! I hope police also determines at the same time the immigration status and that Immigration enforcements steps it up and performs random checks with companies to determine their employees permit status and that they also deal with the overstayers etc. !

  7. Anonymous says:

    “visibility initiative” Why not simply call it High Profile Policing as they tend to do in the real world.

  8. Anonymous says:

    ANY crime is a crime that needs to be addressed, whoever feels that it is unimportant when major crimes are not always solved immediately. It is not that easy to get a conviction if there is a few holes in evidence. There’s always a smart ass lawyer that will look for this discrepancy. This is what he charges thousands of ??to do. 90% of the time he knows the defendant is guilty. So please people, I understand your frustration but don’t constantly criticise RCIPS. They can’t do right for doing wrong with you all. A lot of you know who these criminals are. Be a good law abiding citizen and step up and name them, anonymously if you wish to do so. Don’t think that the Police know everything and you shouldn’t be doing the job they are paid for. A large percentage of solved crime is secured by the help of the general public.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Outdated stickers, excessive tint ????
    In the mean time red bay jerk place got robbed.

    • annonymous says:

      Surely you can’t expect them to be at ALL possible locations, where a robbery could take place.

      Not only is that is impossible, but the criminals would surely avoid that spot if there is police presence and simply go rob somewhere else.

      RCIPS have much they can improve but they have also done good work in some areas.

      No matter what, they can’t win. Someone will always feel they should be elsewhere.

    • Well says:

      Yeah! I bet the robbers are upstanding citizens who have their vehicle registration current and they don’t drive around breaking the law with excessively dark tint on their windows. They probably have no previous convictions either.

      Total waste of time for the police to be proactive and enforce the the law and to show the island they have beefed up presence for the safety and security of Cayman’s citizens.

      They should be guarding jerk chicken stands.

    • Anonymous says:

      Tolerance of rule-bending and a widespread disregard for law has become the founding basis for criminally tolerant society we suffer from. When you drive around in a murdered-out getaway car with illegible plates, it doesn’t communicate that you have marvelous style -rather, that you walk among the like-minded associates that are ruining the appeal of this place.

      • satirony says:

        Cars with missing and unreadable plates are like Green Iguanas: there are so many that catching 50 a day would hardly make a dent. Think about it! Let’s assume there are 40,000 vehicles on our roads, and 10% lack plates, it would take the Police 80 days, at 50 tickets a day, to get them off the roads. Add to this the law of diminishing returns, and it would take a year of hard work. They and the licensing department have allowed this situation to develop, and now, like the iguanas, it’s too late for an easy solution. Anarchy has won.

        I think the Police should make an announcement that by a certain date, such as tomorrow for example, there will be zero tolerance for missing plates, and impose the law as it is written, a $2,500 fine for each infringement, with the car impounded if the plates can’t be found. Too many drivers seem to think they’re in Miami, with no front plate and a tinted cover on the rear, designed so you don’t get caught by the cameras going through the Sunpass lane.

        Cayman is unique in many things, but being able to drive around without license plates is surely one of the most bizarre.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Typical decline of a society that is being destroyed by crime, religious fanatics and politicians that absolutely do not care.
    The only thing police can do is issue traffic tickets……..

    Armed police on every corner of the street IS the only solution.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Good job RCIP! Please keep it up. Police presence and enforcement of laws needs to be a daily activity.


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