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Rookie coastguard officers begin training

Rookie coastguard officers begin training

| 12/01/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Six women and ten men began training this week for the most recent arm of Cayman’s ever-growing uniform branches of government. The Cayman Islands Coast Guard started its first ever recruit programme following a summer recruitment drive, which whittled down 300 Caymanian applicants to the 16 who have now begun this eight-week training course. […]

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UN corruption convention to extend to Cayman

UN corruption convention to extend to Cayman

| 10/12/2020 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The UK government is extending its ratification of the United Nations Convention against Corruption to the Cayman Islands. The convention is aimed at developing a comprehensive response to the global problems associated with corruption and how to implement preventive measures and enforcement. The local Anti-Corruption Commission said the extension will provide it with another […]

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Charity pays to train cops  handling abuse cases

Charity pays to train cops handling abuse cases

| 09/12/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise is sponsoring officers from the RCIPS Family Support Unit in a diploma level training course in Domestic Abuse and Violence Awareness. The local charity is paying tuition fees for family support officers in an extension of its long standing support of the Crisis Centre, Cayman’s only true […]

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Cops begin Christmas crackdown on crime

Cops begin Christmas crackdown on crime

| 03/12/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Police will begin their annual holiday safety operations tomorrow, Friday, with increased visible patrols and community support, as well as intensified road enforcement operations. The goal is to ensure a safe holiday season for members of the public as they do their shopping, travel the roads and enjoy festivities. Acting Superintendent of Uniform Operations […]

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Holiday campaign begins to cut drunk-driving

Holiday campaign begins to cut drunk-driving

| 30/11/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): With the Cayman Islands’ statistics for crashes seemingly getting worse each year, the police have once again joined forces with Hurley’s Media and the National Drug Council to launch the annual road safety campaign. This is the 20th year that the RCIPS has teamed up with various entities to cut road crashes and stop […]

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Officials step up prison rehab efforts

Officials step up prison rehab efforts

| 20/10/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Inmates at HMP Northward are now training to fill some of Cayman’s major skills gaps for technical jobs that are in the highest demand, from air-conditioning repair to carpentry. One of the biggest problems with the criminal justice system is the recidivism of offenders, given the barriers they face finding work when they leave […]

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CoP: Knife crime linked to boozy nightlife

CoP: Knife crime linked to boozy nightlife

| 04/09/2020 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Police will be making greater use of stop and search powers and encouraging the authorities to tighten liquor licence regulations to tackle an increase in knife crime around bars and clubs, RCIPS Commissioner Derek Byrne has said. So far this year there have been 169 crimes involving bladed weapons. Over the past week or […]

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Cops help security guards fight crime

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 […]

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Cop choppers ready for peak storm season

Cop choppers ready for peak storm season

| 11/08/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS) The RCIPS Air Operations Unit is back to full capacity after both of the helicopters have been serviced and spruced up ready for what is usually the busier part of the hurricane season. The newest H145 arrived back home last month and is now fitted with weather radar, daylight and thermal imaging camera, Nightsun […]

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Royal Navy to fill in for RCIPS choppers

Royal Navy to fill in for RCIPS choppers

| 21/05/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): One of the RCIPS’ two helicopters remains in the United States, where it has been since before the current health crisis, and the other is due for routine maintenance and must be sent off-island for two weeks in June. However, the gap in police support left by the absence of these two machines will […]

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Gov’t presses on to meet CFATF requirements

Gov’t presses on to meet CFATF requirements

| 20/01/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Alongside the raft of legislation government has drafted to address the gaps in Cayman’s regime for combating financial crime identified in a report last year, it is continuing with an intensive training programme for all stakeholders. Trainers for the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) visited earlier this month to guide supervisors here through […]

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