Ex cop and former bodyguard to run EMC

| 28/06/2018 | 10 Comments
Cayman News Service

Sean Vasquez

(CNS): A former police officer, bodyguard and labour department inspector who has also worked in the business world has been appointed as the new assistant director of Electronic Monitoring for the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC). Sean Vasquez will be looking after the Electronic Monitoring Centre (EMC) and act as the CCTV administrator for the national camera programme in one of the country’s major security jobs. The EMC provides surveillance of offenders who are tagged by the courts, prison service and the police and looks after some 300 cameras.

Vasquez, who is Caymanian, served in the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) for almost a decade, where he worked in specialist departments, such as the Drugs Task Force, the Joint Intelligence Unit and serious crimes task forces. After serving in the RCIPS, he worked in the private sector before moving to Cape Town, South Africa, where he was certified as a High Risk Close Personal Protection Officer.

After returning home to the Cayman Islands, Vasquez joined the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority’s Investments and Securities Division, and then the Department of Labour and Pensions as a labour and pensions inspector.

In his new job, Vasquez said he was looking forward to building on the existing framework of the department, and supporting the vision for public safety communications in Cayman.

“This new role will allow me to work with the director and the team to ensure that critical public safety technology is current and efficiently managed,” he stated. “I am committed, along with my colleagues, to the continued delivery of quality customer service to all stakeholders, in alignment with the deputy governor’s vision of a world-class civil service.”

DPSC Director Julian Lewis said the department continues to strive to provide world class services. “We need people with the talent, experience and knowledge who are committed to serving and meeting the public safety needs of the community. Mr Vasquez brings a strong background in public safety communications and I look forward to working with him as we provide the Cayman Islands with the next generation of public safety communications services,” he added.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Meanwhile, just down the road, our expensive Hazard Management radios are been used to run a kids football tournament. Another glorious day in the Civil Service.

  2. Say it like it is says:

    Perhaps Mr Vasquez can enlighten us on how many CCTV cameras we have in place in Grand Cayman, how manof those are fully functional, and how many times has CCTV evidence been of use in court cases. As for the electronic monitors it used to be commonplace to hear of them being rendered inoperative by the wearer, by the simple expedient of wrapping tin foil around them. Is this still the case?.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Sean!

    • Anonymous says:

      Congrats Sean!

      I have seen so many educated and capable Caymanians being promoted in the Civil Service.

      I am so proud to be a civil servant.

  4. World Traveler. says:

    Congratulations Sean! the best person for the job!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful, great news – couldn’t have found a better candidate.

    Congrats bro!

    – Who

  6. anonymous says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how the Civil Service creates jobs, especially new Chiefs to supervise the Indians. I presume the DPSC already has a Director and Deputy Director, but now we have two more just to look after electronic monitors and CCTV – I’m surprised that the CCTV did not also warrant two more chiefs. It is of course also a time honoured tradition in the public sector to appoint a Deputy to do the job of the Chief so he can sit back and run his personal business interests.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow, it is also amazing how easy it is for you to tear down a Caymanian then complain that the government is not looking out for their own. You should be ashamed of your comment, oh wait you are lol. Ensure that you come back and comment when you realize that any promotion for a Caymanian is something you should be proud of #hurt much.

      • anonymous says:

        9.27am I did not tear down a Caymanian. I am sure Mr Vasquez is an excellent choice and I wish him every success. My complaint is about the system.

      • Anonymous says:

        He / she will probably only be proud if the person hired is not a Caymanian.


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