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Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Law 2007 gives you new legal rights that entitle you to see information from Government agencies in the Cayman Islands. This legislation gives you the right to ask for and be given information from public authorities.
As a public authority, the RCIPS is committed to openness, transparency and serving the public interest in compliance with the Freedom of Information Law, 2007.
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Law was passed on 19th October 2007 and comes into effect in January 2009. It gives the public a right of access to all types of records held by public authorities, but also sets out some exemptions from that right.
The RCIPS has produced an information leaflet containing key information and guidelines to assist anyone who wants to make a request.
Each public authority covered by the Freedom of Information Law has a legal duty to adopt and maintain a publication scheme in accordance with s.5 of the FOI Law. The main purpose of a publication scheme is to make information readily available without the need for specific written requests. Schemes are intended to encourage organisations to publish proactively, and develop a greater culture of openness.
The Law states that Information to be published by public authorities includes:-
- the functions of the authority, what work it does and how it sets about its tasks.
- the departments and agencies of the authority.
- the subjects handled by each department or authority, with the locations of the departments and agencies and the opening hours of all offices.
- the title and business address of the Principal Officer and other key officers within the authority.
- Classes of records held.
- Manuals, interpretations, rules, guidelines, practices or precedents.
Please check our document library and disclosure log to see if the information you would like is already available.
Chief Inspector Raymond Christian
Po Box 909
Grand Cayman KY1-1103
(345) 946- 2418
Exemption records - relevant excerpts from the law
For excerpts of the Freedom of Information Law which apply to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service click here.
The RCIPS publishes quarterly and annual crime and traffic statistics. These statistics can be found in the document library of the RCIPS website. Any request for statistics which are not included within these reports should be made via a Freedom of Information request.