The annual traffic and crime crackdown by police for the holiday season begins next week.
Royal Cayman Islands Chief Inspector Claudia Brady said the enforcement period – from Wednesday, Dec. 10 through Jan. 4 – will focus on a different area of criminal activity each day.
“The first week of the campaign will see road safety at the forefront, and we will be out in force and encouraging safe driving and don’t drink and drive messages,” Ms. Brady said. “High visibility patrols and road checks will be commonplace.
“These checks not only help us to detect traffic offenses, but they also give us another opportunity to search for illegal drugs, guns, other weapons and wanted person.“
In addition to road enforcement measures, the 2014 holiday season safety campaign will branch out to personal safety and business security, RCIPS Superintendent Angelique Howell said.
“It’s a much more rounded campaign and, through our program of education and enforcement, we hope to reduce the opportunities for criminality and make people much more aware of the role they can play in making the Cayman Islands’ festive season a safe and crime-free one for everyone,” Ms. Howell said.