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Police launch recruitment drive

The RCIPS launched its fourth successive recruitment drive on Monday targeting Caymanians.

Although the RCIPS already began accepting applications for local officers on its website since February, the organisation is intensifying its efforts over the next month to begin training a class of at least ten recruits in early January 2018.

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“We are asking young Caymanians to answer this call to serve,” said Derek Bryne, Commissioner of Police. “Your local knowledge, talents and passion to protect your country are wanted and needed. We are in the process of building the modern, progressive, 21st century police service the islands need and deserve, and you can be a central part of this important and fascinating project. It is an exciting time to become a police officer.”

Candidates for the position of local constable should hold Caymanian citizenship, be between 18 and 40 years old, be physically fit and possess a high school diploma and 3 CXCs or equivalent (including maths and English language). Permanent residents with the right to work without restrictions are also invited to apply. Candidates also must hold a valid Cayman driver’s license, be computer literate, and complete all aspects of the application available at www.rcips.ky truthfully.

“Now is a good time for young Caymanians to seriously consider entering the Service,” said Kurt Walton, Deputy Commissioner of Police. “There are many more paths that can be taken and expertise that can be developed in a police career now than when I first joined, thanks to technology and increasing collaboration with international law enforcement.

“From financial investigations to forensics to child protection, a policing career embraces all kinds of talents and develops specialized skill sets. Being a small but important jurisdiction means that young officers have more opportunities to do a wide range of things.”

The recruitment process is lengthy, encompassing written tests, a physical exam, background check, an interview and a medical. Once selected, recruits then must undertake and pass 17 weeks of initial training.

For those who wish to find out more about a policing career and the application process, the RCIPS TDU will be holding two open days during which potential applicants can learn more about the different departments and career paths within the service from officers themselves.

These will take place this Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the offices of the RCIPS Training and Development Unit in Governor’s Square, and on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Cayman Brac Police Station Centre on Cayman Brac.

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