Tag: RCIPS

Cops deploy major resources on false alarm

Cops deploy major resources on false alarm

| 06/08/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The emergency services were enlisted in a search this weekend in response to a report by a guest at the Westin Hotel of what they believed was a small aircraft that crashed into the sea. However, it turned out to be a false alarm. The person called 911 at 10:45am on Sunday and reported […]

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Cop force ‘reasonable’ to stop man eating drugs

Cop force ‘reasonable’ to stop man eating drugs

| 27/07/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS) The Office of the Ombudsman has found that the level of force used by police officers on a man who was taken to hospital following his arrest, during which he was grabbed by the throat, was not unreasonable. The suspect filed a complaint about the force officers used during his arrest but Ombudsman Sandy […]

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Police policy irrational, UK court finds

Police policy irrational, UK court finds

| 27/07/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): A group of officers who took a legal case against the RCIPS’ mandatory retirement and re-engagement policy all the way to the UK Privy council won a re-hearing in the Grand Court on the argument that the employment of retired officers as constables regardless of their rank and circumstances before retirement is irrational. While […]

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Police urged to stop being rude to public

Police urged to stop being rude to public

| 20/07/2021 | 108 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman has urged police officers to treat the public with more respect, because many of the complaints about the RCIPS it is handling are about officers who had been rude to the people they interacted with rather than because they were breaching the rules. In the office’s annual report for […]

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Cops favoured colleague in domestic violence case

Cops favoured colleague in domestic violence case

| 03/08/2020 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Police officers failed to conduct a “thorough, impartial and timely” investigation of a domestic violence incident, according to a report released by the Office of the Ombudsman, which reviewed the case after learning officers had not followed the RCIPS Domestic Violence Policy. Despite numerous shortcomings in the investigation and the disciplinary action recommended by […]

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Sex crimes edge up 2019 crime rate

Sex crimes edge up 2019 crime rate

| 10/06/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): An increase in reports of sexually related offences pushed up the 2019 annual crime statistics marginally, while other serious crime was in decline. According to the yearly crime figures released by the RCIPS this week, serious crime was down 14% on 2018, which would have reflected a decline in the overall figures but because […]

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Cop used ‘unnecessary’ force in rogue rider case

Cop used ‘unnecessary’ force in rogue rider case

| 02/06/2020 | 121 Comments

(CNS): An investigation into how police handled a pursuit of rogue riders in April found that one officer used “unnecessary and unreasonable force” during the arrest and behaved badly to a member of the public at the scene. The Office of the Ombudsman also found that an off-duty officer made matters worse when he joined […]

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Badly injured cop sues RCIPS bosses

Badly injured cop sues RCIPS bosses

| 11/03/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): A police officer who sustained a fractured skull while on duty and who is still struggling with a catalog of mental and physical health problems six years later is suing the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, as he says they were negligent in their failure to provide him with protective headgear. Police Constable Fitzroy […]

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Police to curb road closures for local events

Police to curb road closures for local events

| 15/10/2018 | 23 Comments

(CNS): With increasing traffic congestion during peak morning and evening hours across Grand Cayman, the police say that in future they will be restricting the amount of road closures they approve to accommodate community events. The RCIPS said it is “evaluating public procession and road closure requests in a more restrictive manner with respect to main […]

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Police expand recruitment drive to non-locals

Police expand recruitment drive to non-locals

| 09/08/2018 | 64 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is extending the current recruitment drive period and opening it up to applicants who have been legally resident on the islands for at least four years. Although the recruitment drive was originally for Caymanian and permanent residents only, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne explained that while the service still […]

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Public asked to pick police officer of year

Public asked to pick police officer of year

| 24/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is asking the public to submit nominations for its 2017 Outstanding Service Awards. The annual gongs were established to recognise police officers, support staff, special constables and members of the public for outstanding and meritorious service that enhances public safety and police/public partnerships. The top award is […]

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