GT cops begin outreach with local meetings

| 07/08/2013

(CNS): Pointing to the importance of involving the community in policing, the George Town’s top cop will be hosting a series of crime and community safety meetings overthe next few weeks. George Town Commander Chief Inspector Angelique Howell said the goal was to give residents, Neighbourhood Watch coordinators, businesses owners and managers in the area a chance to have their say about policing and discuss crime prevention issues. Encouraging as many people as possible to come along and share their views, Howell said the RCIPS needed support from across the community in order to police effectively.

“It’s important for me to meet as many people as possible to share information about what we are doing, and to hear about the issues that impact the lives of those who live and work in George Town the most,” she said.

“We do not police in isolation; we need and encourage the support of the community. Residents and business owners will be aware that while overall crime is consistently falling, burglaries are a continuous concern for the RCIPS and the community.  We hope that all of our Neighbourhood Watch coordinators will come along and that people who are not yet members of the scheme will either join a group or consider introducing it into their areas,” the senior officer added.

The first meeting is set for Saturday 10 August at the Family Life Centre on Walkers Road at 10:00am. The second is on Tuesday 13 August in the park in Martin Drive off Shedden Road at 7:30pm.

The RCIPS press office said that further dates would be announced shortly, but in the meantime, anyone who wishes to discuss any matters regarding community policing in the George Town area should contact SPC Fran General at Fran.General@rcips.ky or CI Howell at Angelique.Howell@rcips.ky.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Reporting a crime here is such a hassle.  It doesn't mean that crime is falling.  It means that fewer people can be bothered to go through the process of reporting and hoping for some kind of followup or outcome.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cayman is not the first community in the world to face these challenges.  Gulliani cleaned up NYC in the 1990s, and the answer is the same.  There needs it be more Crime Prevention, and less Crime Cleanup and unsolved incident reports.  The only way to get ahead of the crime is to get out there and be visible every day and night.  Patrols and a non-seasonal Traffic department would be net contributors to the Police budget and lower crime, accidents, DUIs, and restrict the mobility of armed gangs of youth set on causing mischief, home invasions, robberies, and other violent crimes.  Just seeing the cruisers out would change the perception of the police in the community from one of hopeless resignation to one of hope for the future.  Some of our longstanding return tourists would certainly feel better about their connection here too. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    Because of personal experience I am in deep sympathy with our Cayman Boys who we do know have some problems, but if there is a dispute between them and certain Nationalities sides are sometimes taken against them. I am speaking through experiencewhen I have been so right and advantage taken of me by the other party.

    • Anonymous says:

      Perhaps communication is the key,  Whoever is the most understood is the one that will be listened to. Just Sayin

  4. Anonymous says:

    And while we at the meeting, who gonna watch our property?