Tag: Kurt Walton

Ballistic hub helps track rent-a-gun crime

Ballistic hub helps track rent-a-gun crime

| 21/11/2023 | 28 Comments

(CNS): There are currently 19 guns on the streets of Cayman that have been used in multiple crimes, the police commissioner has revealed, and another 66 used in at least one that haven’t been recovered. Police have a much better understanding of the illegal firearms currently on the road that are being reused in different […]

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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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Jamaican murder suspect rounded up in Cayman

Jamaican murder suspect rounded up in Cayman

| 09/11/2023 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has deported an unnamed Jamaican man back to the neighbouring island after they were alerted by their law enforcement partners there that a murder suspect had travelled to the Cayman Islands. The RCIPS said that officers worked in collaboration with Customs and Border Control to locate the man, who was detained on […]

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CoP worried by ‘insatiable appetite’ for guns

CoP worried by ‘insatiable appetite’ for guns

| 09/11/2023 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Over the last seven years, the RCIPS, with support from Customs and Border Control, has taken 126 illegal guns off the street, including 19 so far this year, countering what Police Commissioner Kurt Walton said was an “insatiable appetite” here for firearms. Concerned about the impact of gun crime, he told a large group […]

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Weekend crime spree peaks with gang shooting

Weekend crime spree peaks with gang shooting

| 05/11/2023 | 36 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man is currently in critical care, having sustained multiple gunshot wounds in a gang-related attempt on his life in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police believe the man, who has not yet been identified, was gunned down by gang rivals outside a home on Gorse Lane in Birch Tree Hill, […]

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New ‘Top Cop’ begins tour of districts

New ‘Top Cop’ begins tour of districts

| 26/10/2023 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Police Commissioner Kurt Walton has begun a tour of all six districts across the Cayman Islands to reach out to the community to hear the “insights and suggestions” the public has about crime and policing. While Walton is well known to the Cayman Islands community after more than three decades in the RCIPS, the […]

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Byrne passes the baton to Caymanian CoP

Byrne passes the baton to Caymanian CoP

| 03/10/2023 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Two decades after the retirement of Buel Braggs, the only Caymanian to hold the post of RCIPS commissioner of police until now, outgoing CoP Derek Byrne literally handed the baton to the new commissioner, Kurt Walton, who has been with the service since 1986. Having been sworn into office by Acting Governor Franz Manderson […]

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Police seize gun used in five killings in Jamaica

Police seize gun used in five killings in Jamaica

| 29/09/2023 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has seized a firearm in the Cayman Islands that was used in at least five murders in Jamaica, according to Police Commissioner Derek Byrne. Speaking to the local press on Wednesday, less than a week before he leaves the post, Byrne said one of the many enhancements he has presided over during […]

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Caymanian finally set to take over as CoP

Caymanian finally set to take over as CoP

| 14/06/2023 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Police Commissioner Kurt Walton has said he is under “no illusions” about what he faces when he is promoted to the post of police commissioner before the end of the year. Almost two decades since a Caymanian last held the top job in the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, Walton secured the appointment […]

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253 crashes recorded during holiday campaign

253 crashes recorded during holiday campaign

| 11/01/2023 | 78 Comments

(CNS): During the last month of 2022, a year in which 14 people were killed on local roads, the RCIPS recorded another 253 crashes, including one fatal collision. The month-long seasonal campaign to crack down on crime and promote road safety, Operation Winter Guardian, came at the end of one of the worst years on […]

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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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