Title: Commissioner of Police – Royal Cayman Islands Police Service
Name: Kurt Walton
Native of: Cayman Islands
Appointed on the 29 September, Commissioner Walton is responsible for the organizational effectiveness and governance of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. He also holds the title of Chief Officer for the Office of the Commissioner of Police, which oversees both the RCIPS and CICG Departments.
Commissioner Walton was promoted to his current role in September 2023, after serving as Deputy Commissioner since 2016 and Chief Superintendents overseeing all policing operations since 2013. Commissioner Walton has been a police officer with the RCIPS since 1986, with a career focused in serious crime investigations and border defence through the disruption of narcotics and firearms trafficking.
Commissioner Walton successfully completed his Senior Investigators training in Barbados in 1997, as well as the International Command Program at Bramshill, UK in 2007. In 2011 he also became certified as a Strategic Gold Firearms Commander. In 2014 he returned to the UK and completed a Strategic Command Course. From 2002 and 2008 Commissioner Walton attended the Cayman Islands Law School while working full-time, and earned his Bachelor of Law degree. He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice and Police Management from the University of Leicester.