Cops coordinate multiple busts

| 19/08/2019 | 26 Comments
Cayman News Service
Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay making daytime liquor licence check

(CNS): Around 74 police officers were involved in a series of proactive, coordinated, high-visibility operations across Grand Cayman last Thursday throughout the day and night. In what the RCIPS said was an effort to increase its visibility on the streets and test its response and operational capabilities on a large scale, officers carried out traffic stops, mobile and foot patrols, executed search warrants, served warrants and checked bars.

The RCIPS “Day of Action” will be repeated as a way of cracking down on crime as well as ensuring that people see officers out and about, senior officers stated.

During the day and night operations 55 traffic tickets were issued, including for speeding, illegal tint and driving while using a phone. In addition 16 warrants were executed and two people were arrested on suspicion of possession and consumption of ganja following searches. Several bars and restaurants were checked for compliance with the Liquor Licensing Law and foot patrols were also carried out in problem areas vulnerable to crime.

Several detectives and plain clothes officers donned their uniforms to increase the visibility and police from specialist units not normally on the front-line were also assigned to undertake various operations. Superintendent Robbie Graham, who is in charge of Uniform Services, explained that the day was also about building confidence in the community.

“Aside from the numbers of tickets, arrests and warrants that were carried out during our day of action operation, the preventative aspect that comes as a result of our increased visibility and strategic patrols cannot be measured,” he said. “We are always seeking to improve officer visibility to ensure community confidence and reassurance.

“While we cannot redirect our resources this way on a continuous basis, we hope to carry out similar operations more often in the future, as resources and operational needs permit,” he added.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The 74 (of 400+) cops generated only 55 traffic tickets in a rare and fleeting working day of coordinated mass law enforcement?! That the RCIPS can proudly tout that as a “day of action” for the ages tells us all we need to know about the impossibility low performance expectations, job security/institutionalized overtime fraud, and prevailing senior mgmt attitudes. We have given them the crime fighting budget of some small NATO-Member countries and they barely show up. Seasoned traffic cops (in the real world), in similar urban settings, write an avg of 25 tickets a day. So 55 tickets would be the normal daily production of perhaps 2-3 traffic officers, not the wholesale effort of 74 during a “blitz”. Embarrassing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I like big busts and I cannot lie.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    just doing your job and maybe getting lucky is somehow heroic

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Great. Now it would be awesome to see immigration enforcement unit visiting businesses to check on worker’s immigration status etc

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    • Anonymous says:

      Repeat after me:

      Immigration do not do enforcement.
      Police do not do traffic.
      Politicians do not do what they say.

      Learn and accept those three things and life will have many fewer frustrations.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    World class

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  6. Anonymous says:

    “364 Days of Inaction”

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Well done. Long over due. Let’s get with the clean up of cayman. Now don’t just go after the small fries…..get some of the big guys too.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Like the 6 punks that tried to kill 2 security guards on the day of this “clampdown”? Let’s see how the authorities deal with that. It should be attempted murder, but will become disturbing the peace, with a slap on the wrist. There will be plenty of CCTV footage, and they will get caught. Any expat children involved will not be deported, and the foreign security officers will be sent away to suffer without support, potentially for the rest of their lives.

      I hope I am wrong, but that seems to be how it go ‘round here.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Is that really 7 of them searching one yard?

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Jeez RCIPS got the guns! Saw fully loaded US military assault rifles and sub machine guns.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    These press releases read like as if water authority put out a press release saying that they produced drinkable water today.

    And of course they ga brag bout catching two ganja smokers.. wowwww majorr

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    • BeaumontZodecloun says:

      Agree. Why is this even a thing? I would think the goal of the RCIPS was to do this every day, not just on a single concerted effort.

      That said, I think overall the RCIPS are doing a good job, especially for having to do their job without the full accoutrements as their peers elsewhere are allowed to carry.

  11. Anonymous says:

    More Gestapo tactics from the RCIPS.

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  12. R. Bodden says:

    ” In addition 16 warrants were executed and two people were arrested on suspicion of possession and consumption of ganja following searches.”

    In this day and age with entire counties legalizing, this is nothing but laughable that they still choose to brag about cannabis arrests.

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  13. Anonymous says:

    Anyone properly checking the immigration status of persons being apprehended?

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Excellent work RCIPS. This, hopefully will please all the sarcastic comments frequently posted on CNS about your officers. As an ex Police Officer of RCIPS I know exactly what you are up against. I constantly put down these people commenting as they haven’t a clue of how dangerous and difficult the job is. Well done to you all.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Well done indeed. Now… can we please have a “Month of Action” followed by a “Year of Action” followed by a “Decade of Action?”

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    • Anonymous says:

      This is nothing but intimidation of the small fries while the big guys sail on through. Really, consumption of ganja??

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    • Anonymous says:

      Issuing daytime traffic tickets is not particularly dangerous, and it’s easy “fish in a barrel” work here. Normal self-respecting city traffic officers average 25 per day per officer, which ought to be matchable here if there were trained units. Warrant execution in narco country is potentially dangerous work, but you do bring the armed support units that hopefully have functional weapons and tactical training/advantage.

  15. Anonymous says:

    And at least one local gossip site attempted to deliberately thwart the efforts of the RCIPS. Obstruction of justice?

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