Cops help security guards fight crime

| 26/08/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Community Policing Unit recently held a five-day Crime Prevention Workshop for security guards, where topics included defining their role, robbery awareness and deterring crime through environmental design. The workshop was hosted by Sergeant Cornelius Pompey and Constable Christopher Donaldson, who talked to staff of National Security Services about what part they can play in combating crime because the police cannot do it alone.

According to Sergeant Pompey, who initiated the workshop, there are plans to repeat the workshop for other local businesses and community groups. “The workshop provides participants with pertinent information and training to enable them to manage their personal safety needs, to safeguard life and property, and to better equip them with information that is vital to their day-to-day lives,” he said.

At the end of the training sessions Acting Superintendent Brad Ebanks urged the participants to be vigilant at all times.

“Unfortunately, crime does happen and the police cannot combat this alone. Your training over the past week will further assist you in your professional development, and we are confident that building this partnership will assist the RCIPS in the reduction and detection of crime in our islands,” Ebanks told the NSS staff.

NSS Managing Director Wayne Bellefonte said he looked forward to a unified approach between the police and security officers in fighting crime.

The Community Policing Unit will be involved in similar workshops in the near future with various security services and businesses.

Any business owner or manager interested in organising a Crime Prevention Workshop for their business can call PS Pompey at 917-8044 or their local community officer. 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Was this is a private training exclusively for National? I have to agree there are over 30 security companies, why just one????

  2. Anonymous says:

    In Cayman a security guard is at best a potential witness. Like a walking security cam.

  3. //abys says:

    You could do a 500 day workshop if you want, but I know absolutely no one that’s going to defend their boss’s assets against a gunman while unarmed for $6/hour.

    Good luck, seriously. If the FRU can walk into Pepper’s to pickup food while showing off their guns on their waist at least the security at the banks should be allowed to be trained and licensed similarly to carry a pistol.

    After that innocent security guard got shot at Foster’s Airport something should have changed!

  4. Anonymous says:

    The blind leading the blind!

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