Home school kids go behind the police scenes

| 26/03/2009

(CNS): While officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service are regular visitors to Cayman’s schools as a result of a number of initiatives, home school students don’t come into contact with police officers quite as much. As a result PC Gaunett Harvey recently spent time with a group of 8 youngsters who are outside the school system and gave them an inside look at life at George Town Police Station.

The RCIPS said that it is keen to reach out to all young people in the community and students who are tutored at home do not normally get the chance to interact with police in the same way children attending established schools do the special session was organised.

The youngsters completed a tour of George Town police station and were introduced to some of the different police departments including Scenes of Crime, K9 and CID. “This was a great opportunity to make connections with children who do not come into contact with the police through the regular channels such as the DARE programme,” said PC Harvey. “We got chance to talk about the vital role police officers play in society and the children were allowed time to ask questions about areas that interest them.”

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is eager to reach all sectors of the community and welcomes any requests for police visits or talks. Residents are encouraged to email rcipsinfo@rcips.ky or contact their neighbourhood officers at their local police station for advice.

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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