Every year the RCIPS issues a call to serve to the youth of Cayman, and several young men and women step forward to become a police officer. They cite several reasons for doing so, including the protection of their home, the desire to help others, and the wish to pursue a career that is both fascinating and important. They undergo a comprehensive testing, vetting and interview process at the end of which, if they are successful, they are chosen to serve as a police constable.
It is a priority for the RCIPS to reflect the community it serves; it also relies heavily on the local knowledge and cultural understanding that Caymanian officers bring to policing. Therefore, it focuses the bulk of its recruiting efforts on the local community. Police officers and civilian staff are a constant presence at career fairs at local high schools and colleges, speaking with young people about the over thirty different types of roles and positions within the Service. Officers enjoy answering students’ questions and conducting demonstrations, which have included everything from drug recoveries by police dogs, to mock forensic examinations, to the landing of the police helicopter on the school field. These outreach efforts are not limited to older students nearing graduation but are also aimed at students of primary schools, in recognition of the need for early engagement when it comes to forming impressions and aspirations in the minds of young people.
The RCIPS seeks to promote from within and enable its young officers through training and guidance to find the type of policing career that suits their skills and interests best. Local officers can be found throughout each and every branch and unit of the service, from uniform operations to criminal investigations to specialist roles.
The RCIPS policies on recruitment have changed from previous years. All applications that were received prior to this recruitment drive have become null and void. If you have previously applied to the RCIPS for the position of Police Constable Recruit, you must submit a new application in order to be considered for the role. All applications are submitted to our Human Resources and Professional Development Department directly from this site.
The minimum qualifications for the position of local police constable are as follows:
- Have proof of Caymanian citizenship or Permanent Residency (with the right to work without restrictions) - as of 9 August 2018 this criteria has been expanded to allow those legally resident in the Islands for four years or more to apply - proof of this legal residence must be submitted;
- Be between 18 and 40 years old;
- Hold a current Group 2 or above valid Cayman Islands driving licence;
- Be physically fit (pass the 5.4 "bleep test");
- Hold a minimum of a High School diploma and/or 3 CXCs or equivalent (to include Maths and English language);
- Truthfully declare any civil judgments or criminal convictions in this jurisdiction or elsewhere on your application (this might not automatically disqualify you);
- Be computer literate;
- Truthfully declare all the information required on the application;
- Provide original documents (only if successful) proving citizenship or permanent residency, academic qualifications (clearly stating grades/passes), etc.
All short-listed candidates must pass six stages of the applications process in order to be considered for the position of police constable.
Stage One: Initial Application
Stage Two: Entrance Examination – Written Test
Stage Three: Physical Test
Stage Four: Structured Interview
Stage Five: Medical Test
Stage Six: Invitation to Join
All applications must be submitted via www.careers.gov.ky. Any questions about the process can be directed to our Human Resources department at RCIPSRecruitment@rcips.ky.