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Bodden Town Police Station

Thirty-six officers currently work in the Eastern Districts, and most are based out of the Bodden Town Police Station. This contingent is comprised of sergeants and constables from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the Community Policing Department (CPD), and Service Delivery. An Area Commander with the present rank of a Police Inspector oversees general policing throughout the three districts, which are collectively referred to as the “Eastern Districts” – encompassing the entire eastern section of the island, beginning just east of Spotts Newlands Road near the intersection of Chime Street and East West Arterial Road.

Eastern Districts officers provide twenty-four hour patrol coverage and manage all 9-1-1 calls for service throughout this wide geographical area, to include proactive patrols and policing operations to address issues raised by the community.

The Eastern Districts contain five community policing beat areas, each having a resident Neighbourhood Officer. These Neighbourhood officers work closely with residents to identify emerging trends and address common concerns via their line managers and apply remedial measures to mitigate community impact.  Serious crimes are managed and investigated by CID officers, while lower-level crimes are investigated by the patrol teams. All officers, no matter what their assignment, are responsible for proactive patrols to prevent crime, improve community safety and promote peace and tranquility.

The main priorities for policing the Eastern Districts include combatting the importation of illegal drugs into the districts by sea, tackling the recurring problem of residential burglaries, safeguarding the tourism product of the Cayman Islands by reducing petty and opportunistic crime in tourist areas, and ensuring the safety of road users by reducing the instances of speeding and reckless driving. Officers view members of the community as partners in achieving these goals, and encourage community participation in the form of neighbourhood watches and other community initiatives.

“I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to serve the communities of the Eastern Districts. As Area Commander, my goal is to ensure the professionalism of our service delivery and build safer communities. We can only achieve this if we the police and the public work together in partnership. Therefore I am eager to meet with the residents and community groups in the Eastern Districts and encourage them to reach out to me.”  --- Acting Inspector Fernando Soto, Area Commander

Bodden Town Police Station Area Commander

Fernando Soto

Police Inspector

Police Inspector Fernando Soto has been appointed as the new Area Commander for the Eastern Districts. He succeeds Inspector Winsome Prendergast in this position who retired from the RCIPS in January 2019.

Press Releases

Teenager Absconds, RCIPS Requests Public Assistance in Locating Her, 17 January

Motesha Mothen, age 15 of Bodden Town, absconded yesterday, 16 January, and has not returned home or been located since. Police are requesting public assistance in locating her.

17th January, 2019

Police Profile: Detective Constable Patricia Sevik

The first installment of RCIPS Police Profiles focuses on Detective Constable Patricia Sevik of the Family Support Unit, and her approach to handling domestic violence cases.

14th December, 2018
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Meetings and events

Lower Valley Neighbourhood Watch Launch on Hopewell Drive, 26 May

There will be a Neighborhood Watch Launch in Lower Valley on 26 May

26th May, 2018
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