Special cops hit the beat

| 17/08/2009

(CNS): Twenty special constables were welcomed to the ranks of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) by the Commissioner David Baines last Thursday, 13 August at a graduation ceremony at the RCIPS Training Department in Governor’s Square. Commending them for taking the opportunity to serve their community, as specials are volunteers, Baines reminded the special constables that the oath of office signified their transition from civilians to officers with the responsibility to uphold the law.

“You carry my utmost admiration. Do your best to make our communities feel safe, remembering that your professionalism and kindness will remain with those you serve for a long time,” he told them.

Inspector Anthony White PhD, Head of Training said that training selfness people was a privilege. “These individuals have decided to assist in maintaining a peaceful Cayman Islands. They do this as part of a civic duty and nothing more as they receive no remuneration.”

The ceremony followed a 12-week training course that gave instructions on legal and procedural requirements expected of the officers.

Also attending the ceremony were Commandant Richard Harris and Assistant Commandant Carolyn Parker of the Special Constabulary, family members, friends and colleagues of the graduates.

As volunteer police officers, special constables are not paid – they are also known as ‘specials’ and are members of the community who commit at least 12 hours per month to the Police Service.

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  1. Angry Caymanian says:

     Any Woman Police Officer that ever dis-respect me again, you can better believe I will knock her out and slap her the H*ll down so they better take heed and listen to Baines.  Mr. Baines please do give the Police Women extra training lesson about true morals.