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Police Commissioner

Derek Byrne

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
Deputy Commissioner

Anthony Ennis

Anthony Ennis serves as Deputy Commissioner of Police, with responsibility for Governance and Strategy of the organization. His portfolio includes oversight of human resources, business, training, records management and data quality, facilities management and information technology. He also directly oversees the Professional Standards Unit.

Deputy Commissioner Ennis has served in the RCIPS as a police officer for over three decades. He rose through the ranks and was promoted to Assistant Commissioner in 2003 with responsibilities for strategic operational policing across the territory up to and including 2009. In 2005 he was promoted Deputy Commissioner of Police. During his tenure he led the civilianisation of the Personnel and Finance Departments, which released more officers to operational policing, as well as public sector reforms that devolved non-policing functions to other public sector bodies. In 2005, Deputy Commissioner Ennis was awarded the Colonial Police Medal for meritorious service.

Deputy Commissioner Ennis holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Liverpool and an Attorney-at-Law qualifying certificate from the Legal Advisory Council in the Cayman Islands. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Portsmouth, and has completed a post-graduate diploma in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia, FBI National Academy and the Defence Academy of the U.K.

Deputy Commissioner Ennis is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy of Associates and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.

Deputy Commissioner

Kurt Walton

Kurt Walton is Deputy Commissioner of Police, with responsibility for Policing and Security. He oversees all operational policing, inclusive of all units within the detective and uniform branches of the Service.

Deputy Commissioner Walton was promoted to his current role in September 2016, after serving as Chief Superintendent since 2013 and Superintendent in charge of Specialist Proactive Operations since 2007. Deputy Commissioner Walton has been a police officer with the RCIPS since 1986, with a career focused in serious crime investigations and border defence through the disruption of narcotics and firearms trafficking.

Deputy Commissioner Walton successfully completed his Senior Investigators training in Barbados in 1997, as well as the International Command Program at Bramshill, UK in 2007. In 2011 he also became certified as a Strategic Gold Firearms Commander. In 2014 he returned to the UK and completed a Strategic Command Course. From 2002 and 2008 Deputy Commissioner attended the Cayman Islands Law School while working full-time, and earned his Bachelor of Law degree. He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice and Police Management from the University of Leicester.
Deputy Chief Officer (Secondment)

Nancy Barnard

Deputy Chief Officer Nancy Barnard (nee Kirkaldy) is on secondment to the Office of the Commissioner of Police. Her principal accountabilities are: to assist the Commissioner to ensure that the RCIPS and CICG supply the outputs it has agreed with the Minister, on behalf of Cabinet via the Annual Budget Statement, paying attention to the nature and scope of the organisation; strategic performance; development and maintenance of capability; management of risks; to assist the Commissioner to maintain day-to-day oversight of all aspects of the administrative support functions of management; to work with the Deputy Commissioners and other senior managers to provide coordinated and integrated policy advice to the Commissioner; and to prepare the cabinet papers, reports and documents required by the Minister/Cabinet/Parliament. Her Section at the RCIPS includes accountability for the Human Resources Unit, the Media & Communications Unit, and the Estates & Procurement Unit. DCO Barnard Chairs the Entity Procurement Committee and serves as Secretariat for the Police Service Commission.

A public servant for almost 20 years, DCO Barnard’s substantive role is with the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture & Housing (since 2013). Previously, she has served as Interim Director of the Mosquito Research & Control Unit, Director of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Mourant, Assistant Social Worker with the formerly-named Department of Social Services (now DCFS), Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Arts, at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI), call advisor at the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter.

DCO Barnard has a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, a Graduate Diploma in Education (Teacher's Certification) from UCCI and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Art Education, minor in Sociology, from Concordia University. She is an active participant with the Chamber of Commerce with their Mentoring Cayman Programme and a graduate of, and advisor with, the Leadership Cayman Programme.
Superintendent

Adrian Seales

Superintendent Adrian Seales is responsible for Training & Professional Development. He operates from the Training & Development Unit.

Superintendent Seales joined the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service in 1981 as a constable and has served in a number of roles during his thirty-seven years with the RCIPS. His prior roles include Area Commander both in the Eastern Districts of Grand Cayman and on the Sister Islands, Head of Community Policing, and Supervisor of the Traffic Department and Training Instructor at the Training School. In April 2007 he was promoted to the rank of Superintendent with responsibility for District Operations (Uniform Branch). Superintendent Seales was formerly responsible for Estate Management, Licensing, Administration and Data Management within the overall Management portfolio. He took over as head of Training in October, 2019.

Supt. Seales is a graduate of Royal Canadian Mounted Police College, Regional Police Training Centre, Barbados, Jamaica Police Staff College, Institute of Police Technology and Management, USA and National Police Improvement Agency, Bramshill, U.K. He is also a trained Public Order Commander and a trained Hostage Negotiator from the Metropolitan Police in London, UK, and has received training in other police disciplines in North America, the Caribbean and the U.K. He attends the University College of the Cayman Islands, where he is pursuing a degree in Business Administration and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice and Police Management from the University of Leicester.
Det. Superintendent

Peter Lansdown

Detective Superintendent Pete Lansdown joined the RCIPS in 2016 and is responsible for an expansive portfolio including all detective departments, the Joint Intelligence Unit, Scenes of Crime and Exhibits. Altogether, he leads approximately 100 staff investigating all major crime across all three islands.

Detective Superintendent Lansdown is a career detective with thirty-three years of operational policing experience with the Metropolitan Police Service, New Scotland Yard in London (the Met), during which time he achieved the rank of Detective Superintendent in charge of Operational Firearms deployments. During his career he also supervised over one hundred detectives and specialist support services within the Homicide and Serious Crime Command for North London through hundreds of homicide investigations.

Detective Superintendent Lansdown is accredited as a Homicide Senior Investigating Officer to the level of PIP 3, and is also certified as a Tactical Firearms Commander and Strategic Firearms Commander. He helped develop the Met and UK’s National SIO’s Development Programme (SIODP), and was also selected to create a new Operational Firearms Command Structure within the Met. Before joining the RCIPS, Detective Superintendent Lansdown also held the position of Head of Senior Detective Training at the Crime Academy of the Met.
A/Superintendent

Brad Ebanks

Acting Superintendent Brad Ebanks leads Uniform and Specialist Operations, which consists of the Air Operations Unit, Firearms Response Unit, K-9, Roads Policing and Traffic Enforcement, Community Policing, Uniform Operations and Operational Support.

A/Superintendent Ebanks joined the RCIPS as a police officer in 1986, has served in various branches of the RCIPS during his thirty-two year career, with the majority of his career policing his home district of West Bay. In 2005 A/Supt. Ebanks was transferred to the JMU as an Inspector, and became involved in the acquisition process of four new vessels for the JMU fleet, of which the RCIPS took possession between 2008 and 2009. He was also involved in the planning of the new Marine Base, which was completed in 2012.

For the last ten years of his career A/Supt. has concentrated professionally on border security for the Cayman Islands. During his time as Head of the JMU, he helped develop closer cooperation with Customs and Immigration, which resulted in more effective enforcement through streamlined border security operations.

A/Superintendent Ebanks has attended numerous management and law enforcement colleges throughout the Caribbean including Jamaica, Antigua, Barbados as well the USA, Canada and the UK, where he has received certificates in law enforcement management.