Sixteen new recruits reported for duty for the first time Monday to begin their initial 12-week training course to become Royal Cayman Islands Police Officers.
The group is the second set to go through the course this year, said an RCIPS press release.
Over the next three months they will be put through their paces both physically and mentally, learning new skills such as interviewing, arrest and search, together with a thorough knowledge of the laws.
Khalesiah Barboram-Smith, 25, served as a Communications Officer on the Crime Desk prior to joining the service.
‘I’m really excited about the training we’re going to get and am thoroughly looking 12 twelve weeks,’ she said. ‘I know it will be hard work but it will be great to complete the course and get out on the street. We have a great group and I’m confident we can all make it through.’
The 16 recruits, aged from 20 to 39, are made up of people with varying backgrounds including a 20-year-old Caymanian school leaver, former members of the Jamaican Constabulary and people with backgrounds in security services.
The course will ensure that all taking part have the skills needed to work as effective police officers, the release aid.
Police Commissioner Stuart Kernohan said: ‘We are delighted to have more recruits join the RCIPS to help us in our fight against crime and traffic issues. These recruits have a challenging time ahead of them if they are to make the grade. I wish them good luck and I look forward to them joining our frontline officers.’
Anyone interested in joining the RCIPS or finding out more about a career as a police officer should go to www.gov.ky/recruitment or call the Human Resources Department on 244-2958.