Answer the Call to Serve
Each fall 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. Currently, 179 officers, about 46% of all police officers in the Service, are Caymanian, as are 45 members, or about 68%, of civilian staff. Since 2013, thirty-two members of the local community have joined the Service as police constables in successive recruiting drives.
It is no longer necessary to wait for a recruitment drive to apply to be a member of the RCIPS! We are now accepting applications on an ongoing basis for our annual recruitment classes, which usually begin at the start of each calendar year. It is now possible to complete and submit an electronic application online from this webpage. 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);
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.
Completed applications can be submitted via the online application on this webpage. Any questions about the process can be directed to our Human Resources department at firstname.lastname@example.org.