Tag: Anthony Ennis

RCIPS rebuilding after local job freeze

RCIPS rebuilding after local job freeze

| 14/02/2018 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The deputy police commissioner has said that the RCIPS is now rebuilding its capacity after the freeze on local recruitment was lifted four years ago. Anthony Ennis said that 39 Caymanian officers have joined the service since it restarted local job drives and most of them are still there. He said the freeze had […]

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Police bosses admitted unfair retirement policy

Police bosses admitted unfair retirement policy

| 05/07/2017 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Both Deputy Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis and the former commissioner, David Baines, thought that the controversial retirement policy in the RCIPS that forced local officers to retire at 55 while their colleagues from the UK got to stay on the job until 60 was discriminatory, the court heard last week. When attorney Jeffrey Jupp […]

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Crime threatening tourism, warns minister

Crime threatening tourism, warns minister

| 16/06/2017 | 77 Comments

(CNS): The recent crime spike is threatening the tourism sector, the deputy premier said Friday, as he urged the community to help the police bring criminals to justice. Moses Kirkconnell, who has responsibility for this important economic pillar, said tourism has depended on “the beauty and safety of our Islands”, compared to other jurisdictions in […]

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Substance abuse at heart of crime challenge

Substance abuse at heart of crime challenge

| 15/06/2017 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis has warned that until the country gets to grips with the mounting substance abuse problems in the community, crime will continue to increase. The police are reacting to the latest crime spike with an increase in visible patrols as well as focusing on the reported crimes; they have also […]

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Cops and social workers unite to tackle child abuse

Cops and social workers unite to tackle child abuse

| 20/03/2017 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has joined forces with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to create a dedicated unit to deal with the issue of child abuse from the moment of reporting through preparing a case for court. HSA counseling services are also involved in the new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), which will provide a coordinated […]

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Gang violence increases in West Bay

Gang violence increases in West Bay

| 02/11/2016 | 86 Comments

(CNS) Updated with corrected location: Following a series of violent incidents in West Bay, the acting commissioner of police issued a warning to gang members Tuesday that the RCIPS is coming for them. Last night two gunmen indiscriminately opened fire on people at Super C’s Bar and Restaurant injuring at least two customers. The frightening incident happened […]

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Governor won’t release CoP short list

Governor won’t release CoP short list

| 17/08/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The recruitment process for the next commissioner of police has ended and a candidate has been selected, but the governor’s office will not be releasing details of the shortlist of candidates for the post to allow the public to see the field from which the next police boss emerged. An official from Governor Helen […]

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Ennis refocuses on gun crime

Ennis refocuses on gun crime

| 16/08/2016 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The acting commissioner of police is turning his attention to fighting the gun crime battle and in particular the importation of firearms. Anthony Ennis said that access to illegal firearms remains a top priority for the RCIPS and he aims to close the gaps that allow weapons to get into the Cayman Islands. The […]

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Cops Taser armed man in bar car park

Cops Taser armed man in bar car park

| 05/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The RCIPS  have now charged a local man following the recovery of the ninth illegal gun since the start of the year following an incident outside a George Town bar in the early hours of Friday morning (5 August). Armed officers reportedly Tasered the armed man when they were called to Bananas Bar on […]

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Brac burglaries focus of RCIPS meeting

Brac burglaries focus of RCIPS meeting

| 28/07/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): There have been twelve burglaries on Cayman Brac since the beginning of the year, but at a well-attended community police meeting on the island last week Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis pointed out two detectives who had come to the Brac specifically to work on those matters. “Crime is relative and numbers are relative, but […]

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Numbers support need for warrant review

Numbers support need for warrant review

| 21/07/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): More figures released this week by the judicial services in relation to outstanding warrants have demonstrated that many of them were issued over a decade ago. Around 130 of the estimated 1,300 outstanding warrants were issued in or before 2006, so almost 10% are more than ten years old, the records confirm. Senior police […]

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