Fourteen new police recruits have started training this week.
The group will spend the next 14 weeks learning about policing. Topics covered throughout the course include, but are not limited to, diversity, statement writing, crime scene management, neighbourhood policing, self defence, physical training and first aid.
Royal Cayman Islands Police Inspector Anthony White said there is a lot of hard work ahead for the recruits, but also a lot of support.
‘There is a lot for the recruits to take in and there will be plenty of challenges ahead,’ Mr. White said. ‘But, they also have a team of dedicated police trainers who will help them along the way.’
One recruit, 27-year-old Cheryl Williams, served as a Special Constable in Cayman Brac before applying to the regular police service and says she has always wanted to make a difference in her community.
‘I’ve always liked helping people,’ she said, ‘and I look forward to being a part of the solution to some of the problems I see around me everyday.’
Another recruit, 23-year-old Leo Anglin said on his third day in training that although they haven’t got into the hard stuff just yet, he can see there will be challenges ahead.
‘I know it’s likely to be difficult at times, but with the help and support of fellow classmates, there is nothing we cannot get through,’ he said.