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Firearms Response Unit

The Firearms Response Unit (FRU) of the RCIPS provides the Service’s armed response capability with 24-hour coverage.  Within the firearms unit, there is also a team deployed to planned police operations.  All firearms officers professionally and skillfully intervene and respond during incidents potentially involving firearms or other weapons, including the arrest of high-risk suspects.

FRU officers undergo continuous and rigorous training to ensure they meet the high standards of physical and psychological fitness their roles demand, and also maintain their skills and readiness to handle any situation as effectively and safely as possible.  Many FRU officers receive training in emergency medical care, maximizing their ability to save lives in any situation.  Their lifesaving efforts have been noted at the scenes of several deadly incidents.

The Unit is headed by an acting inspector, four acting sergeants and thirty-six constables.  FRU Officers regularly work with the Cayman Islands Coast Guard and CTF on intelligence-led operations to interdict the importation of drugs and firearms into the jurisdiction.  Another main priority of the Unit is to remove illegal firearms already on the islands, and they have contributed significantly to the total of twenty firearms seized by the RCIPS in 2017, the highest number seized to date.

Firearms Response Unit

Damenian Maxwell

Police Inspector

Police Inspector Damenian Maxwell is currently the head of the Firearms Response Unit, operating from the Central Police Station.

Press Releases

UPDATE: Man Charged for Firearm Offenses Following Friday Night Operation, 3 May

The man, age 20 of Bodden Town, who was arrested on Friday night, 29 April, after being stopped in a vehicle, has been formally charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm and Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm (Ammunition) in relation to the incident.

3rd May, 2022

Police Seek Public Assistance to Locate Wanted Man, Justin Kyle Jackson, 30 April

The RCIPS is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 23-year-old Justin Kyle Jackson, who was last known to be living in the West Bay area, in relation to last night’s police pursuit.

30th April, 2022
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