As the Cayman Islands continue to ease restrictions on entry as part of the Border Reopening Plan, the RCIPS has been taking steps to prepare for and manage the increase in visitors to the islands.
Over the past few weeks, the RCIPS Community Policing Unit have been gradually increasing patrols in traditionally high volume visitor areas, such as the Seven Mile Beach corridor and in the Eastern Districts.
“We know that visitor numbers will continue to grow, especially with the return of cruise ships from the 21st of March,” says Superintendent Brad Ebanks. “As such, preparations are well underway and we are deploying resources accordingly.”
The coming weeks will see the return of the familiar faces of RCIPS Community Police officers assisting with managing vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the waterfront area of George Town, particularly Seafarers Way and South & North Church Streets. The officers will once again be helping visitors navigate their way around George Town safely, while giving them a little taste of Cayman Kind; helping to lessen the impact on residents commuting and working in the area; while supporting business owners in managing the arrival of customers.
Increased patrols will continue with additional checks at restaurants, bars, and other popular attractions across the islands, including beach patrols using the police ATVs. “These are just some of the strategies we have in place, and we will adjust our plans as needed,” added Superintendent Ebanks. “As always, we remain committed to ensuring the safety of all those who live, work in, or visit the Cayman Islands, as we all continue our transition into the new normal.”