New training offices for police

Officers and staff with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service now have a dedicated, fit for purpose Training and Development Unit which was officially opened Monday by Governor Stuart Jack.

The 3,375 square foot unit, which is located in Governor’s Square shopping centre, is equipped with a 16 machine computer room, study area and associated offices and will allow the RCIPS to train new recruits and Special Constables while continuing to professionally develop its staff.

‘In the past, we have paid for the use of other facilities for training purposes,’ said Inspector Anthony White. ‘This new suite gives us the opportunity to utilize our own classroom facilities in a designed training environment. It also carries the advantage of allowing us to deliver training on demand. Current staff, new staff and Special Constables will all benefit from this new facility.’

The training department, which is made up of one Inspector, one Sergeant, one Constable and one Administrative Assistant, will permanently office in the new building along with staff working on the new Security Licensing Law.

The Training Department has been without its own facilities since Hurricane Ivan.

The resource will also be made available for use by other government agencies and departments.