Dart donates vehicles to Special Constabulary

Dart handed over a special Christmas gift to the police’s Special Constabulary on Christmas Eve with the donation of two Land Rovers to be used in road safety operations. 

The vehicles, two Discovery 3 Land Rovers, which had previously been used by Dart and were named CBAY1 and CBAY2, have been transferred to the Special Constabulary and will be used primarily for traffic enforcement and road safety initiatives, according to Dart vice president of community development, Chris Duggan. When not being used for traffic management, the vehicles will be used as regular patrol vehicles.  

The Special Constabulary is made up of volunteer police constables who provide operational support to the regular officers of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. 

Mr. Duggan, who volunteers as a constable for the Special Constabulary, said, “The Special Constabulary has full access to the RCIPS fleet of vehicles – vehicles which are also used by the regular officers and so are frequently not available for use by the officers of the Special Constabulary. 

“The designation of two additional vehicles specifically for use by the Special Constabulary is a significant boost for our team and means that more officers can be on the road patrolling.” 

He added, “The donation by Dart, and the addition of two vehicles to the fleet, will assist in making the roads safer for the community during the holiday season and beyond.” 

Aon and KPMG partnered with Dart on the initiative and are sponsoring the refit of the vehicles, which includes the addition of external police stripes to make them easily identifiable as police cars. 

From left, Police Commissioner David Baines, Chris Duggan of Dart and Sergeant Craig Coe of the Special Constabulary at the handover of the Land Rovers donated by Dart last week. - PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSA

From left, Police Commissioner David Baines, Chris Duggan of Dart and Sergeant Craig Coe of the Special Constabulary at the handover of the Land Rovers donated by Dart last week. – PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY
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  1. Well isn”t that a great Christmas and New Year gift. Thanks to Dart again, It is also a good gesture, Aon and KPMG to sponsor the refit of the vehicles. The community says thanks.
    I believe there are other companies on the Island who can also offer their "New Year gift of support" by giving them free gas vouchers for these vehicles for six months or even a year. Wouldn”t it be wonderful to promise 2016 as a year for sharing. Blessed New Year to all.

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  2. I know that a lot of people would agree with me. This is my personal opinion, I think that Government should not have accepted the vehicles, because one could say that it’s buying the Special Constabulary off, one could say that the special officers would only be patrolling only certain parts of the Island, while other parts of the Island need the presence of police.

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