Cops aim to give advice at local shops

| 23/02/2010

(CNS):  Police officers and staff from local security companies will be manning information booths outside supermarkets throughout the Cayman Islands force area on Saturday, 27 February 2010, to provide shoppers with crime prevention information and advice. Tips on personal safety as well as how to make life more difficult for would-be burglars and other criminals will be top of the agenda, a police spokesperson said. The booths will operate from 9.00 am until 3.00 pm on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, and between 10.00 am until noon on Little Cayman.

The roadshow is one of many events planned throughout the islands in the coming weeks and months the RCIPS stated. Future activities include local meetings involving neighbourhood police officers and one-to-one sessions with condominium owners and managers to discuss lighting and security in their respective complexes.

Chief Inspector Angelique Howell, the officer in charge of co-ordinating the roadshow, said the purpose was to encourage the public to think more about their own personal safety and how they secure their property against would-be thieves.

“This joint approach to security will mean that our communities will have access to the best information available. No-one wants to become a victim of crime and sometimes all it takes is for people to make a few simple changes to their routine and their security at home to vastly reduce the chances of becoming a victim,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity to talk to officers and security staff on a one-to-one basis, and pick up all the tips you need to make you, your family and your home much safer.”

The locations are as follows;

Grand Cayman – Fosters, Hurleys and Kirks supermarkets.

Cayman Brac – Kirkconnell supermarket

Little Cayman – Village Square

The security companies involved are Eagle Eye, National Security, Marksman, Caribbean Security, Island Electronics and House Smart.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Reading the descriptions of suspects from recent robberies, Police should host a "street smarts" event for local business owners and their staff entitled, "how to secure your cash", and "how to describe a perpetrator to Police".  The level of detail is so limited and sophmoric it makes one question whether these are not all inside jobs.