RCIPS, Cayman Crime Stoppers and
Massive Equipment Rental & Sales Ltd have joined forces to promote the
anonymous Crime Stoppers number on police vehicles throughout the Cayman
New decals, advertising the
800-8477 tip line, will be displayed on the doors and bumpers of marked police
vehicles on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
The man responsible for sponsoring
the scheme, David Kirkaldy, President of Massive, said: “I am absolutely
delighted to be sponsoring this collaboration between the RCIPS and Crime
Stoppers. It’s really important that we get the confidential Crime Stoppers
number out into the public domain as often as possible – and displaying the
number on police cars is an ideal way to do just that. When people see the
number they are reminded that there is a way to pass on information about crime
Accepting the decals from Crime
Stoppers and Massive, Deputy Commissioner of the RCIPS, Stephen Brougham said:
“Thanks to our partnership with Crime Stoppers, and Massive, people throughout
the islands will now see the tip line number clearly displayed on our cars on
routine patrol, at crime scenes and at traffic incidents.
“We want to do everything we can to
give people choices about how they get information to us. The anonymous Crime
Stoppers number is a great way to pass details about crime, or suspicious
activity, in the Cayman Islands without having to give your name or address.
“The timing of the presentation of
the decals is particularly relevant as we are in the middle of our gun amnesty
campaign. I would ask people who have information about gun crime, or the
people who have illegal or unlicensed weapons, to pick up the phone and call
the tip line. Please pass on the information you have to help us cut gun crime
in Cayman and reduce the supply of weapons to the gangs who use them.”
Eric Bush, Chairman of Cayman Crime
Stoppers, said: “This is another great partnership between Massive and Cayman
Crime Stoppers. Having the decals on the uniformed patrol vehicles, not only symbolizes
the RCPS’ support of the Crime Stoppers’ program, but serves as a great
reminder to people that they have an avenue to give Law Enforcement important
information about crime and do it anonymously.
“Thank you to both Massive and the
RCIPS for their continued support of Cayman Crime Stoppers.” Mr. Bush said.
Massive provided CI$1000 in
sponsorship for the scheme. The decals will be placed on all marked police
vehicles in the RCIPS.