Special constables recruiting drive

A recruiting effort to boost the ranks of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service special constables unit was hosted at Camana Bay on Saturday between 10.30am and 2.30pm.  

Commandant Chris Duggan said the current list of 85 to 90 volunteer constables needs to be increased to help RCIPS regular officers in a number of areas.  

Volunteer constables are required to work at least 15 hours per month and attend six “special events” per year to stay on the list of active officers. The work is unpaid, but generally the special constables have the same legal powers assigned to professional police officers.  

Special constables can perform a number of functions within the police service, from clerical and administrative, to traffic direction and enforcement, even some more standard day-to-day police work.  

Applicants for the position must be between the age of 18 and 50 and be in good physical condition. Applicants who are work permit holders must have been on Island for at least one year and cannot have been here for more than five years. Certain types of jobs can preclude individuals from working in the special constables, such as employment in news media, security guard service and employment in liquor licenced premises. 

RCIPS Special Constable recruiting

The RCIPS Special Constables recruiting team. Front Row [from left]: Wayne Bobb-Semple, Elizabeth McIntosh, and Cristian Kertesz. Second Row: [from left] Commandant Chris Duggan, Nikkii Sonnenberg, and Burton Ebanks. In back: Sgt. Colin Taylor. – Photo: Brent Fuller