On behalf of the RCIPS, I would like to draw your attention to a fundamental misrepresentation in Monday’s Editorial in the Cayman Reporter, entitled “Police Politics”.
Specifically Ms. Trumbach wrote that, “At the moment, we have a police service that is not mandated to act in the best interest of the people of the Cayman Islands…”
We are unsure on what basis Ms. Trumbach arrived at this incorrect conclusion, but it certainly was not by a rudimentary check of Cayman Islands legislation. Specifically, Part 2(5)(1) of the Cayman Islands Police Law states that “The Service shall be employed in the Islands for the maintenance and enforcement of law and order, the preservation of the peace, the protection of life and property, the prevention and detection of crime and the apprehension of offenders, and shall be entitled in the performance of its duties to carry arms.”
Clearly the legislation of the Cayman Islands does mandate the RCIPS to assume policing duties in the best interest of the people of the Cayman Islands. Any statement otherwise is plainly false.
We do request that this letter to the editor be published in the Cayman Reporter so that your readership is not misled by this misstatement of a basic fact.
Public Relations Officer/ RCIPS Spokesperson