195 local people selected to sit cop exams

| 27/11/2013

(CNS): The RCIPS has created a long shortlist after its recent recruitment campaign and selected 195 Caymanians to move through to the next stage of the job selection process and sit the written exam. An RCIPS spokesperson said all 195 people who have applied for the post believe that they have what it takes to become police officers and they have been selected from the 495 applications received by the RCIPS during the month-long campaign. Three hundred applicants did not meet the selection criteria either through nationality or age. However, 195 did make the first grade at least, and now 185 people from Grand Cayman and another ten from Cayman Brac will sit the test next month.

It is anticipated that the exams will be graded by the end of December and those who pass will be invited to take part in stage three of the selection process, the physical test, in January.

Felicia Deslandes, RCIPS Human Resources Manager, said the campaign was a huge success.

“It caused a real buzz in the community and we received hundreds of enquiries about employment from people on Cayman and from overseas. We are delighted that almost 200 Caymanians have now been shortlisted to go forward to the exam stage. Our goal is to start a recruit class in late March 2014, and so far it looks like we are right ontarget for that," she said.

“To help us manage the process we need those who have been invited to take part in the exam to confirm their attendance by Monday, 2 December. We wish all of the candidates the best of luck in this stage of the recruitment process,” the HR boss added.

Two dates have been scheduled for the exams: Saturday 7 and Tuesday 10 December. All shortlisted candidates have been contacted by email or by telephone and have been asked to confirm their attendance by 2 December. Exams will take place both on Grand Cayman and on Cayman Brac. RCIPS Training staff and Human Resources officers will invigilate the process.

Attendance for the exams can be confirmed by replying to the email invitation, or by contacting the RCIPS HR Department at rcipsrecruitment@rcips.ky or 244-2900.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I feel that they should have locals Cops like Mr. Mcfarlene and Mr. Brad Ebanks giving them local road knowledge and skills to work with Tourist and Ressidence alike.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This does not bode well.

  3. Anonymous says:

    We long for the day when we dont have to fear that even when we are right as a Caymanian that we are going to get the wrong and the other party who are Jamaican are going to get the right. Dosent happen with everyone but does happen with some. Experienced writer.

  4. Huckles says:

    As an expat I think this is great news, and well supported by the vast majority of the expat community. Please do not let a few trolls comments on this story ever let you think different.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I think it's great. For far to long the RCIP have been blamed, slandered, and ridiculed for not doing their jobs properly. Lets get some local flare in the ranks and show m how it's done……..

  6. Anonymous says:

    As long as the new successfull candidates will be contacted and/or recruited, and not left “hangin in there” like the last big police recruitment campaign….

  7. Anonymously says:

    Thank you it is about time for Native Caymanians to enter the police service in mass and once again become the majority in policing, when that was the case these islands were better protected and there were less crime.  Time to start tackling the small crimes and move on to the bigger issues.   Time to stop turning a blind eye to people who are now brave enough to smoke ganja in public with the police two feet away and the police turn a blind eye because it is common practice in their country of origin.  Time to stop accepting bribes to turn a blind eye to illegal numbers game. Time to stop letting your friend that did not pay their car license for three years drive on the road and when you stop them you laugh and let the go by because they tell you to come to the house for a smalls.  I would like to see half of thecRCIPS change and replaced by natives and the traditional countries that we recruited from in the 1970 and 1980 those were people of the highest calibre unlike most of what we have today. Poorly educated and lacking in integrity and proper police procedures.  Just my opinion far too many with the Jamaican style of policing which will lead this country right to where Jamaica is today.

    • Anonymous says:

      Re "it's about time". Agree ! But it might be  shocking to find out how many are "native" Caymanians.  I bet most are not.

      • Anonymous says:

        As there is no such thing as an 'indigenous' people of the Cayman Islands, all those who hold Caymanian status are native Caymanians. You are all immigrants from somewhere, stop the racist and divisive small minded ness that infects Cayman society.

        • Truthseeker says:

          I agee with your sentiment about avoiding racism and divisevness, but as someone born elsewhere, with Caymanian Status, I would not call myself "native" as the origin of the word is related to your birth, hence  natal, "of or from one's birth" , nee, (maiden name)  "be born" .

          I consider myself a Caymanian, which I consider to be a hard-earned honour, but I can never be a "born Caymanian", as I was born elsewhere. 


          • Anonymous says:

            True, but as most 'native' Caymanians are direct descendants of immigrants, in many cases only one generation, it is a little rich to then deny those who have worked hard and contributed much.

            Like it or not, a Caymanian cannot be distinguished by the bigoted view of the uneducated.

    • Anonymous says:

      "its about time"

      Unfortunately, I highly doubt many are native Caymanians… no shock.

  8. Anonymous says:

    That test for becoming a police should be very easy to pass based on some of the knowledge that some of the currents cops have

    • Anonymous says:

      Punctuation is your friend.

    • Anonymous says:


      I would hope not. That is the problem we have now existing within  our police force. I know officers in there, left the construction company and went straight into the force.

      These new recruits and existing officers should have a certain level of education and some level of our Local Laws of the land.

  9. And AnotherTing says:

    Good luck to those short listed. Let us hope the exam and the evaluation thereafter is handled in a professional principled and unbiased manner. And Another Ting.

  10. Anonymous says:

    and yet there was that article with that lone officer at an empty booth back when the drive was occurring.

    oh the media.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Lets compare the CI reqirements with basic police officer law enforcement job requirements in US, UK or other civilized countries.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not wanting to start this discussion off on the wrong foot as the 195 should be congratulated, but why on earth are there 300 who didn't even make it to the entrance exam?

      • Anonymous says:
      • Anonymous says:

        They hid the answer from you by moving it all the way down to the third sentence in the story "Three hundred applicants did not meet the selection criteria either through nationality or age."

      • Anonymous says:

        Because being Caymanian is not a qualification for employment. Being educated, experienced and skilled is, get used to it.

        • Anonymous says:

          You are so wrong on this one;only Caymanians were being recruited at this time:so while being Caymanian is not a "qualification", it was a requirement on this occasion.It looks like you either a)Did not read the entire article,or b)You read the entire article ,but did not understand it.The third sentence explains that "Three hundred applicants did not meet the selection criteria either through nationality or age" .

          • Anonymous says:

            Because dummy, as with most wannabe's on this island, they turn up uneducated and void of experience, claiming their right to employment because,' I'm Caymanian'. I bet that most of the rejected applications didn't even start with a basic level of literacy, let alone any other basic requirement requested on the application, (including a clean criminal record).

            It is a sad fact of life for most employers on Cayman that they must tolerate the blind stupidity of those who consider themselves entitled due to their nationality. The numbers do not identify the exact number of non Caymanians, nor those of the wrong age, but previous experience and a knowledge of recruitment on Cayman would point to many being just plain unsuitable, (and probably unemployable) Caymanians.

            I suggest that an element of denial is at work here so as not to publicly identify a very real problem with 'local' recruitment. Same s##t, different day.


    • Anonymous says:

      Education and certain level of local lws

    • Anonymous says:

      your comment suggests that the US and/or UK is civilized…

      • Anonymous says:

        It is all relative.

      • Anonymous says:

        Maybe, maybe not, but we do produce well trained and professional police officers that are the envy of the world.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Oh,my!! Let us see the test!