Youngsters who dream of becoming a police officer had a chance to hop into a police car and police boat during a day of fun hosted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service joined with the church’s children’s ministry to allow children and parents to see that police officers can be their friends too.
Police Constable Cornelius Pompey of the Neighborhood Policing Department, whom the kids kept busy all day, expressed his satisfaction with the event. “We are very pleased with the large number of both children and parents who came out and the high level of participation in the different activities,” he said. “We believe that the more that we engage with the community, it will make our jobs easier in protecting and serving the public.” He also said the police were very happy to have been able to join with the church in hosting the event and look forward to doing it again next year.
The police brought a boat from the Marine Unit and the kids were able to pretend they were on a high-speed chase on the ocean, while the teenage boys got a thrill just sitting behind the wheel of the police car. However, the highlight of the day for youngsters was getting to sit in the helicopter.
Cereta McDonald, director of the church’s children’s department thanked the police for their tremendous effort. “We have always had the police assisting us each year in entertaining and informing the kids, but we are even more delighted this year as they have taken on an even bigger role in the program,” she said.