Tag: community police officers

Cops lend hand in protecting turtles

Cops lend hand in protecting turtles

| 16/06/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Unable to call on their usual army of some 70 volunteers because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Environment has enlisted the help of the RCIPS to monitor turtle nesting sites this season, which began at the beginning of last month. Some exemptions were granted for DoE staff to monitor beaches but crews […]

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Beat officers handing out reusable masks

Beat officers handing out reusable masks

| 22/05/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Community police officers have been handing out tens of thousands of cloth face masks on all three Cayman Islands. The masks were procured from Jamaica and the US through the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) and are being distributed to members of the public and to front-line staff from public safety and customer facing […]

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Cops mix and mingle on Seven Mile Beach

Cops mix and mingle on Seven Mile Beach

| 17/04/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): A contingent of RCIPS community officers from West Bay spent part of the day on Tuesday mixing and mingling with business operators, vendors and beach goers on Seven Mile Beach. The group, led by West Bay Area Commander, Inspector Lloyd Marriott, aimed to reassure and engage with the community, as well as keep an […]

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West Bayers renew bid to watch out for crime

West Bayers renew bid to watch out for crime

| 17/12/2018 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Residents in various communities around West Bay have been coming together to reignite existing neighbourhood watches and launch brand new ones, the RCIPS said Monday. Community police officers in the area said they were pleased to report that two new watches had been formed in recent weeks in areas that have never had a […]

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Community police come to rescue

Community police come to rescue

| 13/07/2018 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Police community beats are helping RCIPS officers acquire a body of local knowledge that is being utilised in many different ways besides fighting crime. In two recent incidents, community officers in George Town were able to help a local resident and a family on vacation as a result of what they had learned about […]

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Community cop offers advice in event of robbery

Community cop offers advice in event of robbery

| 09/05/2018 | 7 Comments

(CNS): PC Jonathan Kern, a community officer who covers the Seven Mile Beach South area (Beat 9), has been helping the business owners in his beat to prevent robberies and explaining how to deal with them if they happen. While prevention was a key element, Kern said that the attendees at the training seminars had […]

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Cops begin dedicated community beats

Cops begin dedicated community beats

| 27/02/2018 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has formally launched its new community, or neighbourhood, beats that the senior management is hoping will herald a new era of partnership and trust between the people and the police. Grand Cayman has been divided into a dozen beat areas, with 26 dedicated officers assigned to cover specific communities and get to […]

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Law enforcement is budget winner

Law enforcement is budget winner

| 31/10/2017 | 9 Comments

(CNS): With government expecting to earn in excess of $730 million next year and almost $723 million in 2019, law and order looks sent to benefit from the stable revenues. The RCIPS will get extra cash to hire an additional 25 police officers in each of the two years as well as in 2020, and […]

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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 auxiliary police, not necessarily fully trained […]

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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 Unit, which […]

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