Cops turfed out of HQ over termites

| 12/06/2014

(CNS): Several units of the RCIPS will be relocating from the police headquarters in Elizabethan Square, on Shedden Road, George Town, Friday as a result of an infestation of termites. The offices in Montpelier Properties are undergoing a fumigation process, which means police management, finance and human resources departments as well as the Financial Crime Unit (FCU) have been asked to leave the building. Police bosses and support staff are moving to George Town Police Station, while finance and HR will be re located in a separate building on the Elizabethan Square complex. The FCU, meanwhile, will be moving to the main Government Administrative Building.

Police said that the landlord has askedthem to vacate the premises by 4pm on Friday, 13 June and it won’t be safe for police and civilian staff to return until after the proper safety assessments are done after the fumigation. A police spokesperson said that building works will commence shortly after the fumigation finishes, which will continue impacting the Police HQ, including the commissioner's offices and staff, as well as finance and human resources.

Despite the move, the RCIPS said they will ensure that there is no disruption to services provided by the relevant police units and departments.

All existing telephone numbers will be working as normal and anyone wishing to contact any member of staff should continue to use the designated numbers on the RCIPS website or call 949-4222, or email

From Friday evening the Financial Crime Unit will be operating from the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue and can be contacted on 949-8797. The Finance and Human Resources will be located at Bodden House, Elizabethan Square on 244-2960 and 244-2900. The Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of Police and their secretary will be at GTPS on 244-2900 and 244-2964.  The FOI manger can be contacted on 244-2900.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    A termite walks into a tavern and says "is the bartender here?"  

  2. Anonymous says:

    I told you there were bugs in those offices.

  3. Anonymous says:

    IF ONLY we had a brand new government building with extra unused space that can be used at no extra cost.       

  4. Knot S Smart says:

    These termites we have in Cayman can eat even cement…

    Really… I am serious…

  5. Anonymous says:

    At least the termites doing their job unlike the RCIPS

  6. Anonymous says:

    Why can't they all relocate to the main government building.  Why did it take termites to move the FCU?


  7. Colonial Magician says:

    The termites in that building aint the insects????? What a mess this little place is in. I guess we now need a New Police Station at Picadilly place to add more Lads& yardies to the RCIPS ranks aaaah boy same old game there goes the balance budget PPM keep praising themselves bout.

  8. Anonymous says:

    That building should be bulldozed as too many who work there get sick. They should have a strike and not go to work. It is just as dangerous as the Glass House. It might not be today but some of these people will eventually die from the mold.

    • Anonymous says:

      I used to work in that building and I always had sinus infections and headaches. I haven't worked there in 8 months and no sinus infections.. hmmmmm. 

    • Anonymous says:

      These people should be relocated to the new Government House. After all there is lots of space in there. Enough people has been sick from this building,

  9. Anonymous says:

    Why are they paying rent there when they could be in our new government building next door..

  10. Anonymousand says:

    I see- I guess termites ate all the info from RCIPS harddrives – AND backups!
    This is a major issue!
    Who says it wasnt hacked?