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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

Fernando Soto

Police Inspector

Police Inspector Fernando Soto oversees the Firearms Response Unit.

Press Releases

UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Murder Victim, 9 December

Police can now confirm the identity of the victim of the fatal shooting which took place in East End on Thursday, 7 December. He is 42-year-old Sven Brett Connor of East End.

9th December, 2023

Police Investigate Report of Shots Fired in George Town, 8 December

This afternoon, 8 December, officers responded to a report that shots had been fired at an address off Anthony Drive, George Town, early this morning. Police attended the scene and conducted checks and have recovered several spent shell casings. An investigation into the matter has been opened.

8th December, 2023
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