Royal Cayman Islands Police Marine Unit Inspector Leo Anglin and Constable Odale Mulgrave have been awarded regional recognition, listing them among the top officers in the Caribbean for the year, police announced Thursday.
Mr. Anglin, recently promoted to the marine unit after six years on the police force, received the Regional Recognition Awards Programme’s award for “Top Caribbean Career Move.” Mr. Anglin joined the RCIPS in 2009 and rose quickly through the ranks after taking part in the police service’s High Potential Development Scheme, which fast-tracks the organizational development of young officers.
The Top Caribbean Career Move award recognizes particular officers for exceptional development through their various services, but it also recognizes cases where the promotions have had a positive impact on the community.
“The intensity of my training presented a bit of a challenge at times, but it undoubtedly provided me with the confidence and the ability to take on the responsibility of leading a police unit,” Mr. Anglin said in a press release. “I’m grateful that the organization saw this potential in me and took this initiative.”
Awarded as second runner-up for Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer was Police Constable Mulgrave. Mr. Mulgrave has been at RCIPS for four years and is currently stationed at John Gray High School.
“It has truly been a great experience serving the people of the Cayman Islands,” Mr. Mulgrave said.
The annual awards are granted by sponsors Amalgamated Security Services Ltd. to recognize excellence in policing in the Caribbean region.
This marks the second consecutive year that an RCIPS officer has claimed one of the top awards.
“These successive awards are a profound recognition of the quality of these officers, and the fact that the RCIPS has provided the right environment for them to develop professionally and gain the skills needed to become the outstanding officers they clearly are,” Police Commissioner David Baines said.