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The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is a single, national police service with a unified command structure.  It is an unarmed service, with an armed response capability, that is mandated by statute to deliver the full range of police services across the Cayman Islands.

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Five Persons Arrested Following West Bay Operation, 6 December

6th December, 2021

On Friday morning, 3 December, RCIPS officers in West Bay conducted searches at two addresses in the vicinity of West Church Street, under the Misuse of Drugs Act. As a result, four persons were arrested on suspicion of drug and illegal gambling offenses, while a fifth person was arrested in relation to a prior incident.

UPDATE: Police Investigate Fatal Collision on Shamrock Road, 6 December

6th December, 2021

Shortly before 10:00PM yesterday, Sunday, 5 December, police, fire officers, and EMS responded to a report of a serious two-vehicle collision on Shamrock Road in the vicinity of the Red Bay Primary School, involving a silver Honda Inspire and a black Honda StepWGN. One person was pronounced dead as a result of the collision.

RCIPS Business Centre Closure, 3 December

2nd December, 2021

The RCIPS Business Centre will be closed on Friday, 3 December, from 2:00PM to 5:30PM to facilitate staff training.  All online applications will still be available during this time. The RCIPS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

RCIPS Launches 2021 Holiday Safety Campaign, 1 December

1st December, 2021

RCIPS’ holiday safety operation, Winter Guardian, commences today, 1 December, and will see increased community foot patrols and intensified road enforcement operations, supported by road safety education and awareness campaigns. The operation continues throughout the holiday season and into the New Year.

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UPDATE: Wanted Man Michael Lopez Watler Arrested, 2 November

2nd November, 2021

The public may now disregard the wanted notice for Michael Lopez Watler. The wanted man turned himself into the Cayman Islands Detention Centre today, 2 November, where he was subsequently arrested by the police.

UPDATE: Absconded Teen Located, 26 October

26th October, 2021

Isabella May Grant, age 16 of Bodden Town, who absconded from home on Monday, 18 October, has been located and appears to be in good health.

Update: Wanted Man Charles Walton III Arrested, 26 October

26th October, 2021

Wanted man Charles Leonard Walton III, has now been arrested by the police after surrendering to the CDC.

UPDATE: Absconded Teens Located, 24 September

24th September, 2021

Missing teens Brianna Ebanks, age 13 of Bodden Town, and Anniya Stewart, age 14 of Bodden Town have been located by police and safely returned home.

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UPDATE: Police Identify Deceased in South Church Street Fatal Collision, 18 October

18th October, 2021

Police can now confirm the identity of the deceased in the fatal collision which occurred on Saturday evening, 16 October, on South Church Street, George Town. He is 37-year-old Carlos Luyang Patricio of the Philippines, who resided in Cayman.

RCIPS Reminds Motorists to Avoid Mobile Phone Usage and Illegal Tint, 8 October

8th October, 2021

Since 11 August, officers have been targeting motorists using mobile phones while driving, and in the month of September issued over 150 tickets for this offense. Officers will also be targeting illegal tint during October and anyone found to be in contravention of the law will be ticketed.

Police Respond to 25 Traffic Collisions Over the Weekend, 27 September

27th September, 2021

Over this past weekend, from 24 September through 26 September, officers responded to 25 motor vehicle collisions on Cayman’s roads. As such, the RCIPS is taking this opportunity to remind the public about the importance of always practicing safe driving behaviours.

UPDATE: Man Charged in Relation to West Bay Fatal Collision, 17 September

17th September, 2021

A man, age 27 of West Bay, has been formally charged with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving and Inflicting Grievous Bodily Harm, in relation to a fatal collision which occurred on 16 January, 2021, on West Bay Road.

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MESSAGES FROM THE SENIOR COMMAND TEAM

Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne and Senior Officers deliver regular messages to the community

BEATS & COMMUNITY OFFICERS

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CRIME PREVENTION & SAFETY

CRIME PREVENTION & SAFETY

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LOCAL RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN

The RCIPS accepts applications year-round from those in the local community interested in becoming a police constable

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