Cops and cadets create new training programme

| 10/05/2013

cadets.JPG(CNS): The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps and the RCIPS have joined forces to create a new six week training programme for the young recruits. The police said the goal was to develop and enhance the leadership skills and knowledge of the Cadets and teach them about uniformed and other community based services. The programme will be certificated and aims to expose the Cadets to activities which will allow them to build confidence, develop new skills and provide civic and career awareness. Deputy Commissioner Anthony Ennis said he was sure the Cadets will learn a lot from the great initiative which may help swell the ranks of the local police force.

"The aims of the programme are commendable and who knows, maybe after experiencing some of what the RCIPS has to offer and learning more about the standards and the expectations we have of our own staff,” he said. “Some of the Cadets may think about changing their uniform for the red stripe of the RCIPS in the future."

Major Ricardo Henry, coordinator of the programme added that of the support the cadets have received from the police this was a highlight. “One of our aims is to expose Cadets to the "other sides" of policing that many people are not aware of, in this they will have an opportunity to see that the various career paths they have in mind may be realised in the multi-disciplinary RCIPS, and thereby achieve the dual goal of continuing their military aspirations,” he said. “This is a key partnership for us and welook forward to its continuation well into the future. The Cadets are excited and will glean much from the experience."

The partnership with the RCIPS is one of several currently being explored by the Cadet Corps as part of its Adventurous Training & Alternative Training Programme.

Over the next six weeks the Cadets will spend time in numerous departments within the RCIPS including the Joint Marine Unit, Traffic Management, Training, Operations, CID, Scenes of Crime, Air Operations and Financial Crime.  They will also learn about the administrative functions within the Service such as the Process Department, Crime Desk and Self Inspections.

The sessions are planned to take place Monday – Friday between 3.30pm – 6.00pm

Major Anderson White, Deputy Commandant and Officer commanding Alpha Company, said,  " It has been a dream of mine to see the Police and Cadets working closely, as Cadets benefit from the experience of the Police and Police interacts with future leaders of the community."
See details of the training programme below

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