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Criminal Investigations

A range of units within the RCIPS pursue investigations into serious crimes, which includes all offences likely to be heard by the Grand Court. The variety of the types of crimes investigated, as well as the specialties and expertise required to do so, necessitates the grouping of detectives with these skills into different units, each overseen by a Detective Inspector who reports to the Detective Superintendent. These Units include the general Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Financial Crimes Investigation Unit, Family Support Unit/Child Safeguarding Investigations Unit (within the MASH), and Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force. Detectives across all of these Units work closely with Crown Counsel at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to develop evidence within cases, secure charges, and ultimately bring matters before the Court.

The Joint Intelligence Unit and any and all intelligence activity also fall within the remit of the Detective Superintendent.

Criminal Investigations

Peter Lansdown

Det. Superintendent

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.

Press Releases

Cayman Islands Soft Curfew Guide

The Cayman Islands Government has produced a guide to the Soft Curfew restrictions currently in place.

31st March, 2020

Update: Man Charged for West Bay Wounding, 24 March

At about 12:20AM on Saturday, 21 March, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched officers to a report of a serious assault on Bonaventure Road, in West Bay where a man had been wounded with a machete. A man was arrested and charged with Wounding with Intent and Unlawful Wounding following the incident.

24th March, 2020
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