Local group of new police recruits end basic training

| 14/07/2014

(CNS): As the RCIPS strives to maintain a significant portion of local officers in its rank and file, the largest group of Caymanians ever recruited into the local police will be graduating this week. The first part of their intensive theoretical and practical 12-week training in the classroom also  included on-the-job training with personal tutor constables. RCIPS Training Manager Andrew Harrison explained that following the graduation the new officers will return to their assigned stations and tutor constables for a further six-week assessment period starting 28 July before they hit the beat on their own.

After successful completion of this six weeks with their tutor officers, the new recruits will be deemed ‘fit for independent patrol’.  During this period as well as throughout the rest of their two year probationary period, the officers’ work will be continually monitored by RCIPS management, Harrison said.

The graduation ceremony will take place at the Harquail Theatre Thursday, 17 July.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    2 year probation now is that constitutional?  wow could you imagine if we hired all civil servants under that   kind of directive what  improved performance  we could have.  Time to change the PSML,  

  2. James Coe says:

    Kudos to theDeputy Commissioner Anthony Ennis for a job well done, as this falls under his portfolio

  3. Anonymous says:

    Where is the picture of them? Are they young, buff and sexy???? 

    "Oh arrest me officer. I've been bad"


  4. Anonymous says:

    Kids in the back of a van is what I saw with police shirts and hats.These boys are way too young to go out on there own they should be teamed up with senior officers.

    Better yet they also need to go to the acadamy in england or the states

     Thank goodness these young boys dont get guns. 

    • Anonymous says:

      I've seen a photo of the graduating class and I see NO boys. Congratulations men & women. Best of luck.

      • Anonymous says:

        Well you did not see them playing in the van, to me they look like very young men.

        I could be wrong perhaps the govt is running a police cadet corps that i am unaware of

  5. Anonymous says:

    I feel a lot safer knowing there are new officers out there with 12 weeks training!  Come on RCIPS, surely you can do better than this!


  6. Anonymous says:

    According the CIG web page, there are 12 new recruits.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Well, my advice to the new recruits is not to get caught up in all the hype of right and wrong.

    As you will soon find out while you are there.

    After 20 yrs of hard service I finally woke up to the realization that while there are a few genuine officers that really do their work honestly, there are a large number of persons that are only there to collect a pay check.

    And do not be fooled, especially the senior officers, who will, at every opportunity, blow smoke up your xxx, are some of the biggest fraudsters there.

    Stay true to yourself, do not believe everything you are told. Don't be scared to stand up for what is right. Persons will try to scare you, threaten you and even lie. Persons will be looking for your mistakes so the can capitalize on them and keep you down. 

    All this will occur without you ever knowing who it is. One of the biggest things in RCIPS right now is the crab in the bucket mentality. 

    And one more thing, they are very good at hiding stuff, manipulating the press to there own benefit. They know what I mean. Like all the canoes and engines they gave away for free. 

  8. Anonymous says:

    This article is missing the most important statistic. How many new recruits will be graduating?

    • Anonymous says:

      09:35, maybe after the next 6 week assesment which is stated in the second paragraph. You wouldn't pass judging by your inability to decipher information that is right in front of you.

      • Rp says:

        You're not reading properly.  The graduation is in 3 days, surely they would know how many recruits will be graduating this Friday. Also check the tone of your comment as it appears a bit rude to me.