The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is reorganizing several senior staff members following the departure of a second high-ranking female commander since the start of the year.
Chief Inspector Claudia Brady left the police service Wednesday. She had been in charge of operations at the George Town Police Station, the largest and busiest station in Cayman. She is departing after taking another position in government.
Ms. Brady’s departure puts Inspector Lloyd Marriott temporarily in charge of George Town station.
The police have also made some changes in the eastern districts’ command, as Chief Inspector Frank Owens takes over operations at the Bodden Town Police Station. Former station commander, Chief Inspector Brad Ebanks, has taken charge of the Uniform Specialist Unit, including the Marine Unit, K-9 patrols and the police helicopter patrols.
Mr. Ebanks’s move will help lighten the workload on Superintendent Robert Scotland who was just put in charge of uniform and district operations for the three islands – including all patrols and oversight responsibility for the police stations. Mr. Scotland previously was assigned to oversee specialist unit operations and at one point was overseeing about two-thirds of all the active RCIPS officers.
Mr. Scotland was appointed following the departure of Superintendent Angelique Howell who, at the time, was the RCIPS’s highest-ranking female officer.
Ms. Howell left to pursue an articled clerkship at the Mourant Ozannes firm after receiving her law degree. She is on a leave of absence for 18 months and is expected to eventually return to the department.
The other two RCIPS station commanders, Chief Inspector Harlan Powery in West Bay and Inspector Wendy Parchment in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, will remain in those posts.
In other police staffing moves, Inspector Leo Anglin has been promoted to lead Joint Marine Unit operations under Mr. Ebanks, and Chief Inspector Raymond Christian takes over the RCIPS Professional Standards Unit.