Police use radio announcements to fight crime

| 02/12/2008

(CNS): Warnings about the penalties for getting involved with gun crimes, encouraging people to report their suspicions and offering help to those suffering domestic abuse are just some of the messages that the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is hoping to deliver through Public Service Announcements (PSA) on Radio Cayman to help them fight crime in the community.

 

The RCIPS says that it has joined forces with the local radio station to deliver key crime awareness messages to the community . The series of five PSA’s tackle a variety of issues including road safety, burglary prevention, domestic violence, gun crime and reporting suspicious activity or crime.

“We want to ensure the community is as informed as possible when it comes to these key areas,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ennis.

The PSAs tackle each issue in a slightly different way. The road safety PSA warns those who put themselves at risk by breaking the traffic law that they not only risk being caught by the police but also risk serious injury. The burglary PSA urges people to be careful with their homes and possessions at all times. The domestic violence PSA stresses that help is available for those in abusive relationships. The gun crime PSA demonstrates how being involved in illegal weapons can result in a loss of freedom through a ten-year prison sentence, while the crime reporting PSA encourages members of the public to report suspicious activity, even if they are not sure that criminal activity is taking place.

“Radio Cayman 89.9fm and Breeze 105.3fm have always enjoyed a good relationship with the RCIPS. We are pleased to have provided voice-over talent and production services from our staff for the RCIPS in their campaign promoting safe driving, as well as encouraging preventative measures in personal safety," said Kathy Miller, Radio Cayman’s sales and promotions representative.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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  1. Twyla M Vargas says:

    GOOD THINKINGDEPUTY TOP COP

    This is the best resolution I have heard trying to combat road rage and speeding.  The radio.  Most drivers are listening to the radio while driving, and it is nothing wrong before or after a good tune to talk about Stay alive on the road, Hell is not full yet.  I am sure if this is talked about on the famous radio shows very often, drivers will be alerted and slow down and be more careful.

    Mr Ennis I know you have very good ideas and I am very happy to see them being put in place.  You are an exceptional Man, with a beautiful family who loves the Lord.   I have observed your work and the way you deal with people from the day you came to this Island.  Every Oficer in the Police force should support your good works, because you are a man of integrity.  God bless you in your endeavours, Remember what becomes yours is God,s plan, and what does not, is because he has other work for you to do.  Thanks for your efforts in trying to make the RCIP a good one with people to look up to.  Thank you for trying to save the people on our roads with your stragety, be safe and be blessed.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m happy to read that the RCIPS are utilizing these "Crime Prevention Initiatives" through the various media outlet’s to inform/warn the public accordingly.

    As the old saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure"

    However, I’m reminded of those who now advocate "Crime Prevention" but when they had the opportunity to keep things in check a couple of years ago, their Strategic Planning had them going in the opposite direction of crime prevention and detection, and so, here we are today.

    You pay, I pay and together we all pay, for those who embraced "the folly" of others, despite being strongly warned of the future consequences that lay on the horizon.

    Then again, I suppose it’s never too late to take "a bite out of crime" although a more daunting and enduring task these days.

    Good Luck !!!!!