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‘Community wardens’ on the cards

‘Community wardens’ on the cards

| 19/09/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS management and the government are both keen to boost community policing to try to get a grip on crime in Cayman, and one idea that is under discussion, according to the premier, is that of ‘community wardens’. These would be uniformed officers but, similar to the auxilia [...]

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RCIPS ‘visibility initiative’ nets 37

RCIPS ‘visibility initiative’ nets 37

| 03/09/2017 | 21 Comments
(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 detecti [...]

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Rum Point calm as cops keep up pressure

Rum Point calm as cops keep up pressure

| 28/08/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The police said that things were calm and orderly in and around the Rum Point area this weekend and roadblocks turned up a lot less illegal activity on the roads than previous weekend operations in the Eastern Districts. Only eight tickets were issued at the roadblock and no one was arrested [...]

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Police and WB residents clean-up community

Police and WB residents clean-up community

| 10/08/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Officers from the West Bay Police Station and residents in the King Road area of the district have joined forces for a major community clean-up in the area where they live in order to cut crime and make it more attractive for kids to play and adults to enjoy. The RCIPS said that the [… [...]

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Premier promises cops all the cash they need

Premier promises cops all the cash they need

| 31/07/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is expected to receive a boost to the annual budget this year after the premier promised at a public meeting last week to properly fund it and the police commissioner said the RCIPS was in a growth phase. Government will be funding a new Community Beat [...]

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Premier to cut failing social interventions

Premier to cut failing social interventions

| 27/07/2017 | 80 Comments
(CNS): Government is spending millions of dollars on social intervention projects, initiatives and programmes that are failing the people they are meant to help, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin, who now has responsibility for community affairs. At a public meeting in George Town, he said he ha [...]

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Prison starts leather workshop

Prison starts leather workshop

| 21/07/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Several inmates at HMP Northward are in the process of learning a new and specialist skill that the director hopes will have the dual effect of rehabilitation for the men and generate some income that the prison will be able to ringfence for the jail’s wider rehab programmes. Experts fr [...]

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Campaign urges all road users to to be nice

Campaign urges all road users to to be nice

| 13/07/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): Road users are being urged to be nicer and more courteous to each other and take a leaf from the tourism brand of ‘Caymankind’ as a way to reduce smashes and collisions. The government, police and all of Cayman’s Rotary clubs have joined forces to launch a new road safety campaign calle [...]

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Cop chopper to get night vision

Cop chopper to get night vision

| 08/07/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS has been given an undisclosed windfall from the UK’s Conflict Stability and Security Fund towards “state-of-the-art night vision equipment” for the police helicopter that will allow the crew to see in the dark, officials said Friday. The upgrade will involve modifications to t [...]

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Petition seeks legalisation of non-lethal weapons

Petition seeks legalisation of non-lethal weapons

| 05/07/2017 | 66 Comments
(CNS): Another petition is circulating on local social media sites that is destined for the premier’s desk. By Wednesday afternoon more than 530 people had signed the petition asking for government to legalise non-lethal weapons for local citizens to carry if they do not have convictions. The [...]

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Rogue drivers on cops’ radar during weekend ops

Rogue drivers on cops’ radar during weekend ops

| 05/07/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS conducted traffic- and crime-related operations at the weekend on the hunt for rogue drivers. One targeted people coming and going from a legally organised motorbike event, on Saturday, 1 July, in Frank Sound. Police said the operation started at 1pm and lasted until 9pm at the junc [...]

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