RCIPS launch essay contest

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is calling upon primary school students to follow in the footsteps of Acting Commissioner of Police, Rudolph Dixon.

The service has launched an essay competition in all elementary schools in the Cayman Islands, encouraging students to think about the role of policing within the Islands.

Mr. Dixon entered a similar competition in Cayman Brac at age 16. He won the competition, was asked to join the police cadets and left Cayman Brac for training in Grand Cayman just two days later.

Year 5 and year 6 pupils have been asked to write a minimum of 300 words under the title: ‘If I was the Commissioner of Police, what would I do and why.’ Students are asked to submit their entries through their school by 18 October. The winning essay and runners up will be announced at the DARE Family Fun Day at Grand Harbour, on Saturday, 3 November.

The overall winner will receive the honorary title of ‘Commissioner for a day’ and will be treated to tours of various stations and departments including headquarters, K9 and marine.

Entries will be assessed and marked by educators and the top essays will be selected for review by the Commissioner of Police. Stuart Kernohan will then select the overall winner and three runner-ups.

DARE (Drug, Abuse, Resistance, Education) officers launched the competition in all primary schools last week and students are now being encouraged to put pen to paper.

‘We hope as many children as possible will think about policing in the Cayman Islands and take part in this competition,’ said DARE officer PC Winston Forth.

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For more information contact PC Forth on 916-8760.

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