The RCIPS says farewell to Superintendent Robert “Robbie” Graham after 4 years of service to the Cayman Islands. Superintendent Graham was in charge of Uniform Services throughout the islands, encompassing Service Delivery, the Community Police Department, the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit, the Police Detention Centre and all police stations across all three islands.
“Superintendent Robert Graham said farewell to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service last week-end as he departed the islands to return to his family in the U.K,” says Commissioner of Police Mr. Derek Byrne.
During his tenure he was involved in several major policing initiatives to enhance service delivery across the islands including increased focus on Traffic and Roads Policing Unit, the Community Policing Department and the addition of civilian Community Safety Officers to the organization. These projects have been the highlight of Supt. Graham’s career here with the RCIPS because of the effective and positive impact they have had on policing in the Cayman Islands.
“I am also particularly proud of delivering on the Government’s strategic priority to introduce Community Safety Officers across Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, and we are already seeing the positive impact this has made, as they continue to work closely with our communities and for our communities” says Supt Graham. “There have been so many policing challenges presented by the many large events that have taken place over the last four years. They have included the CayMAS and Batabano carnivals, Pirates Week, a royal visit and also the KAABOO music festival, which have all been very successful.”
During his time with us, Supt. Graham, who is also an accomplished artist, donated some of his art to humanitarian efforts within the Cayman Islands, for auctions and beautification, playing his part as a stand-up citizen of the Cayman Islands.
“As I leave my role as the Superintendent for Uniformed Operations and hand over the baton to A/Supt. Brad Ebanks, I feel sure the RCIPs will continue to go from strength to strength,” says Supt. Graham. “In the meantime, may I say a sincere thank you to all, and despite the current challenges presented by COVID, I wish you a safe and enjoyable future and I will always remember the Cayman Islands, the wonderful community, and my many colleagues and friends. These islands will always hold a special place in my heart!”
“I thank him for his service to the RCIPS and the communities of the Cayman Islands, where his efforts and commitment made a real difference and brought the service forward, as it seeks to professionalize and become a modern, progressive, community-oriented policing service,” says Commissioner Byrne. “A renowned international wildlife painter, I am sure he will paint a wonderful, colourful picture of the Cayman Islands when he returns home. On behalf of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, I wish him health and happiness into the future.”