Police begin holiday patrols

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has begun its annual Christmas policing operations to ensure the community has a safe holiday season.

Operations Caspian II, Python II and Thor II have been launched in Bodden Town, George Town and West Bay respectively.

The aim of the operations is to provide a safe environment for shopping, travel and celebration and to warn those who attempt to spoil the festivities by engaging in criminal acts, that they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr James Smith said, ‘The operations will include a variety of initiatives to keep the community safe and target those who break the law.’

The operations will focus on ensuring people are safe when travelling on the roads or out enjoying themselves. Property owners are also encouraged to ensure their homes and businesses are secure.

‘For many the Christmas Season gives an opportunity to socialize and relax with friends,’ said Acting Commissioner Smith. ‘However we expect people to behave responsibly, particularly in respect to driving. Drivers are warned that they will be prosecuted if they drink and drive.’

The operations will be characterised by high visibility policing, increased foot patrols and swift responses to reports of crime.