New police recruits receive graduating certificates

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has added seven new officers to its ranks. 

The four men and three women received their graduating certificates and awards from Police Commissioner David Baines, Governor Helen Kilpatrick and police training officers at the Harquail Theatre on Friday afternoon. 

Completing 17 weeks of training under the Initial Recruit Foundation Course were Police Constables Steven Brown, Trishana Osbourne, Tamra Thomas, Diana Myles, Darado Thompson, Dave Barnett, Rayan Chambers and Steven Brown. The course provides a grounding in the legal, operational and fitness aspects of the job. An eighth trainee, Cody Barnett, was unable to take part in the graduation. 

Police Constable Dave Barnett, who was awarded Best Overall Student, said he joined the RCIPS to help fight crime and develop himself as a well-rounded motivator.  

PC Chambers received the Team Spirit Award and Best Drill Award, and PC Thomas received the Best Academic Student award. 

Commissioner Baines said he was looking forward to seeing the new faces in the course of everyday operations. “I know that we as a police service will benefit from the enthusiasm and local knowledge they have demonstrated during their training,” he said. 

Governor Kilpatrick said she was impressed with the way the new officers preformed during the parade. “Having been at a number of parades, that was some of the sharpest work that I have seen,” she said. 

Governor Helen Kilpatrick inspects new officers in the company of Police Commissioner David Baines and training officer PC Gabe Rabess. - Photo: Jewel Levy

Governor Helen Kilpatrick inspects new officers in the company of Police Commissioner David Baines and training officer PC Gabe Rabess. – Photo: Jewel Levy

PC Dave Barnett, who was awarded Best Overall Student accolade, receives his police certificate from Commissioner David Baines. -Photo: Jewel Levy

PC Dave Barnett, who was awarded Best Overall Student accolade, receives his police certificate from Commissioner David Baines. -Photo: Jewel Levy
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