Last week Acting Police Inspector Kevin Bogle began his new duties as Area Commander for the Sister Islands. He succeeds Inspector Andre Tahal in this role, who has returned to policing duties on Grand Cayman.
A/Insp. Bogle comes from the Community Policing Department where he was the Sergeant in charge of George Town, the most populous Community Policing sector. In this role he demonstrated his ability to manage competing priorities while building strong relationships with the public that are crucial to the safety of the community as a whole. Altogether A/Insp. Bogle has twenty-two years of policing experience, and has been with the RCIPS since 2006.
The Senior Command Team felt that A/Insp. Bogle’s range of experience and proven abilities suited him to the important post of Sister Islands’ Area Commander, to which he has been appointed for a minimum of two years. A/Insp. Bogle is taking the first few weeks of his tenure to conduct a thorough assessment of policing coverage and performance, and will be examining the current shift schedule in order to ensure better police availability.
Preliminarily, A/Inspector Bogle has identified that an increased police presence on both islands is his first objective, with a special focus on schools. Additional priorities include addressing anti-social behaviour, including the use and sale of drugs, and speeding as well as other traffic violations in school zones and residential areas.
Among colleagues, A/Inspector Bogle is known for his ‘no nonsense’ approach to policing. “I am firm in the enforcement of the law, but at the same time, I strive to be sensitive to the traditions and customs of a small community,” said A/Insp. Bogle. “Communication is the key to a successful relationship with the public, and I am eager to build partnerships with all groups on the Sister Islands. The safety of the public and the fight against crime is everybody’s business, therefore it is my goal to get to know everyone on the islands as much as possible.”
A/Insp. Bogle is reaching out to residents and business owners to meet them on an individual basis and understand their concerns and priorities. Anyone who would like to contact or meet A/Insp. Bogle is invited to call the Cayman Brac Police Station at 948-0331.