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Traffic cops to lead Easter road safety campaign

Traffic cops to lead Easter road safety campaign

| 21/03/2024 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Police will clamp down on rogue road users over the Easter Holidays in a targeted safety campaign to reduce serious injuries and fatalities on Cayman’s roads. Between Friday, 22 March, and Friday, 5 April, there will be an increase in visible policing initiatives and traffic enforcement across the islands. The campaign will focus on […]

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CoP rolls out new three-year plan for RCIPS

CoP rolls out new three-year plan for RCIPS

| 21/02/2024 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has published a new strategic plan that will guide its goals over the next three years, which Commissioner of Police Kurt Walton said would use “innovative approaches aimed at transformative change”. As Walton makes his mark as the leader of a police service in which he has served for more than three […]

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NSC discusses proposed RCIPS anti-gang strategy

NSC discusses proposed RCIPS anti-gang strategy

| 13/02/2024 | 34 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman faces another spate of gang-related violent crime, the National Security Council held a closed-door meeting in December to discuss what law enforcement agencies are doing to tackle it. During the meeting, the Strategic Reform Implementation Unit gave a presentation on a proposed Anti-Gang Strategy and Plan, which aims to “deliver tangible impacts […]

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Violent gun crime mars holiday season

Violent gun crime mars holiday season

| 23/01/2024 | 59 Comments

(CNS): One murder, at least two armed robberies and several incidents where guns were fired all contributed towards a violent December, according to a round-up of Operation Winter Guardian, the crime and road safety campaign conducted by the RCIPS each year over the Christmas holidays. While 2023 closed with a 30% decline in road deaths […]

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Police urge the public to remain vigilant over holidays

Police urge the public to remain vigilant over holidays

| 13/12/2023 | 9 Comments

(CNS): As the RCIPS increases the number of beat officers on the streets and the visibility of other units, including the firearms response team and the traffic cops, senior police management is urging the public to increase their own vigilance over Christmas and New Year. The goal of Winter Guardian, the annual crime and road […]

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RCIPS ‘needs to grow’ to meet demands, says CoP

RCIPS ‘needs to grow’ to meet demands, says CoP

| 20/11/2023 | 93 Comments

(CNS): As he settles into the top job, the new police commissioner and veteran police officer, Kurt Walton, has said the RCIPS needs to grow in response to the growing population, the increase in traffic and the evolving nature of crime. Speaking to the press on Friday, Walton set out his vision for the future […]

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Civil servants learning to detect fraud

Civil servants learning to detect fraud

| 14/11/2023 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Civil servants from four government ministries — the Ministry of Border Control and Labour; Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure; the Ministry of Home Affairs; and the Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development — are currently in intense training workshops focused on detecting and preventing fraud, corruption and bribery.

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RCIPS maintains targeted anti-crime patrols

RCIPS maintains targeted anti-crime patrols

| 26/07/2023 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Police were out and about at the weekend, undertaking high-profile patrols and targeted operations in vulnerable areas in response to the recent spike in robberies. Several operations and vehicle checks were carried out between Friday, 21 July, and Sunday, 23 July, but no more robbery suspects have been arrested.

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Robbery spike fuels 100% crime increase

Robbery spike fuels 100% crime increase

| 18/07/2023 | 53 Comments

(CNS): George Town residents expressed their frustrations last week at an RCIPS meeting where Chief Superintendent Brad Ebanks revealed the year-to-date statistics on gun crime, which has doubled from last year. While some expressed fear about the escalating violent crime, others saw anti-social behaviour as the most significant problem in their communities.

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PPM pledge to spend more on crime fight

PPM pledge to spend more on crime fight

| 06/07/2023 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has said a PPM government would invest more in law enforcement, rehabilitation and youth prevention programmes in order to fight rising crime. In a video message delivered Thursday, just before another three robberies that night, Roy McTaggart criticised the PACT Government and the police for not doing enough to curb the […]

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Police to target drunk and bad drivers on NYE

Police to target drunk and bad drivers on NYE

| 29/12/2022 | 52 Comments

(CNS): After a relatively quiet Christmas for the RCIPS, drivers are being urged not to drink and drive but to behave responsibly this coming weekend, as the holidays continue and people celebrate the New Year on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Acting Commissioner of Police Kurt Walton said the high-profile policing would continue with road […]

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