Tag: Derek Byrne

New beat cops join EE and NS teams

New beat cops join EE and NS teams

| 18/07/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service says that two new beat officers have joined their Community Policing Department to cover the districts of East End and North Side and that they will be based at the local sub-stations. Both MLAs in those districts have advocated for years to get permane [...]

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$220k cash seized in West Bay drug bust

$220k cash seized in West Bay drug bust

| 10/07/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Police and customs officers arrested three people and seized an undisclosed quantity of ganja and cocaine as well as CI$220,000 in cash following a raid which took place over two days at a West Bay house. The joint operation began at around 3:40pm on Thursday, 28 June, at an undisclosed addr [...]

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Drugs not cause of prison congestion

Drugs not cause of prison congestion

| 23/04/2018 | 94 Comments
(CNS): HMP Northward is currently at breaking point when it comes to inmate numbers but the police have dismissed the popular misconception that the jail is being filled up with large numbers of young men, in particular, who have been being convicted and jailed merely for smoking ganja. The RCIPS ha [...]

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RCIPS rebuilding after local job freeze

RCIPS rebuilding after local job freeze

| 14/02/2018 | 36 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 [...]

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RCIPS to start beat cop patrols

RCIPS to start beat cop patrols

| 06/02/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Senior police officers have said that over the next few weeks the RCIPS will be rolling out its community policing programme, which means the public will begin to see police on the beat on foot in their neighbourhoods. Speaking at a recent public meeting in West Bay, Police Superintendent Ro [...]

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RCIPS opens internal probe into arrest

RCIPS opens internal probe into arrest

| 01/02/2018 | 126 Comments
(CNS): The police have confirmed that they are conducting an internal inquiry after video footage was posted on social media Thursday, in connection with an arrest on an outstanding warrant. The heavily pregnant woman posted the video on social media and it was re-posted numerous times after she acc [...]

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Ten bikers show up for legal initiative

Ten bikers show up for legal initiative

| 06/12/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): Following the joint effort of local opposition politicians, dirt bike fans and the RCIPS, a legal off-road motorbike gathering was organised in George Town on Sunday but it failed to attract significant numbers. Police managed the event in the Industrial Park area, where officers set up a roa [...]

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CoP: Strong-arm tactics won’t solve bike trouble

CoP: Strong-arm tactics won’t solve bike trouble

| 30/11/2017 | 124 Comments
(CNS): The police commissioner has warned that strong-arm tactics and enforcement will not solve the growing problem on Grand Cayman of illegal and dangerous motorbike activity. Derek Byrne released a statement Thursday about the events of last Sunday and said that the goal to curb the problem was [...]

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Illegal bikers charge cop road block

Illegal bikers charge cop road block

| 27/11/2017 | 400 Comments
(CNS): As many as one hundred people riding motorbikes charged at a police road block Sunday, throwing bottles and steering towards officers, as the RCIPS attempted to stop an unsanctioned across-island bike event. Senior police said it was “pure luck that someone was not killed”, when the gang [...]

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Despite efforts, police lag in local recruitment

Despite efforts, police lag in local recruitment

| 24/09/2017 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Trainee police officers are the highest paid of all new recruits in the uniform services but the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has the hardest time recruiting Caymanians into its ranks. Customs, immigration and the fire service all have 100% local staff or close to it, whereas Caymanian [...]

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RCIPS failed victims in child abuse cases

RCIPS failed victims in child abuse cases

| 01/09/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Two cases of serious and historic child sexual abuse will probably never go to court as a result of police bungling and delays, a situation that was uncovered by an external review of the RCIPS Family Support Unit’s handing of child abuse cases. Another case of the same nature that was flag [...]

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