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Derek Byrne

Police Commissioner Police Headquarters
Police Station Address: Amerigo Building, 4th Floor 80 Shedden Road George Town

Title: Commissioner of Police – Royal Cayman Islands Police Service
Name: Derek Patrick Byrne
Native of: Dublin, Ireland


Appointed on the 1st. November 2016 Commissioner Byrne is responsible for the organizational effectiveness and governance of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Previous to this appointment, Commissioner Byrne served for 36 years with Irelands National Police Service, An Garda Siochana. In 2007 he was appointed to the rank of Assistant Commissioner and for the period 2008 to 2016 he served as Assistant Commissioner with responsibility for Special Crime Operations. In that role he had strategic, business and operational lead for serious and organised crime and international criminal investigations undertaken in that jurisdiction.

Commissioner Byrne holds an M.A. degree in Violence, Terrorism and Security received from Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. He holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in Police Management and has completed the Strategic Command Course at Bramshill Police Training College, U.K. and the National Executive Leadership Programme (NEI) for world police leaders at the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia, USA.


Education & Professional Development

2017 MA - Violence, Terrorism and Security -
Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland - International School of Politics
2013 Executive Leadership for World Police Leaders - National Executive Institute
FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia, U.S.A. -
2008 Diploma in Advanced Management - Police Leadership
UCD Smurfit Business School, Dublin, Ireland
2008 Leadership in Crisis Program
JFK School of Government, Harvard University, Boston, U.S.A.
2006 Strategic Command Course – Executive Leadership for Police Leaders
Bramshill Police Training College, U.K.
2003 BA Police Management (1st Class Hons)
Awarded by HETAC and delivered by Garda College & University of Limerick, Ireland
2001 Comparative Policing Studies – Internal Affairs and Police Corruption
John Jay School of Criminal Justice Studies, New York, U.S.A.
1999 Leadership Development Program
FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia, U.S.A.
1999 Managing Death Investigations
FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia, U.S.A.
1998 Bomb Scene Management and Terrorist Investigations Course
New Scotland Yard U.K. - Anti-Terrorist Branch
1989 Diploma (Hons) Management and Industrial Relations
National College of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland


Membership of Professional Bodies

• Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police
• Member of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police
• Member of the FBI National Executive Institute