Cops take kids on underwater adventure

| 25/06/2009

(CNS): As part of the effort by West Bay police to reach out to young people in the district, officers from the station took 17 students who had done well in school from John A Cumber Primary School, Wesleyan Christian Academy and Grace Christian Academy on a trip aboard Nautilus Cayman last week. “We have had really good feedback from teachers and parents about this initiative, which sees the police reward young people for their efforts in the classroom,” said Area Commander, Chief Inspector Angelique Howell.

The students, who had to meet various criteria to be selected by their school’s respective principals, enjoyed an hour-long trip aboard the Nautilus, a semi-submarine which offers underwater tours of Cayman waters. The students were selected on the basis of most improved behaviour, most improved academic performance or outstanding academic performance. Students also received certificates from the police during organized presentations for each school.

“It’s important that young people build constructive and healthy relationships with the police and this is one way we hope to do this,” added Howell, who sent her thanks to the schools for their support and also to Nautilus Cayman, which donated the trip to the children.

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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