Governor opens new cop training unit

| 13/01/2009

(CNS): The new Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Training and Development Unit has officially opened, giving officers and staff with the RCIPS a dedicated, fit for purpose centre to train new recruits and special constables and continue to develop the professional skills of existing staff. The unit was opened on Monday morning, 12 January, by the Governor, Stuart Jack. 

The 3,375 square foot unit, which is located in Governor’s Square, is equipped with a 16 machine computer room, study area and associated offices. “In the past, we have paid for the use of other facilities for training purposes,” said Head of Training, Inspector Anthony White. “This new suite gives us the opportunity to utilize our own classroom facilities in a bespoke designed training environment. It also carries the advantage of allowing us to deliver training on demand. Current staff, new staff and Special Constables will all benefit from this new facility.”

The training department, which is made up of one inspector, one sergeant, one constable and one administrative assistant, will permanently reside in the new building, along with staff working on the new Security Licensing Law.

The Training Department has been without its own facilities since Hurricane Ivan. The resource will also be made available for use by other government agencies and departments.

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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