Police host community clinics

The Royal Cayman Islands Police is hosting a number of community clinics at various locations on Grand Cayman through Saturday, June 18.

At Kirk Market on Thursday, lunchtime shoppers were filling out forms, collecting pamphlets and speaking directly with police officers about community concerns.

“The idea of the clinics is that we go to the residents, instead of residents trying to find the time in their busy schedules to come to us,” said Acting Chief Inspector Lloyd Marriott, acting area commander for George Town district.

The clinics are a continuation of the informal, open meetings that police held last year in areas with high foot traffic, such as supermarkets, malls and hospitals. The objective of the meetings is to create a more comfortable and convenient way for residents to speak directly to officers in the course of their daily business, a police spokeswoman said.

“Community meetings continue as well, but police have found that many members of the public prefer the convenience of the Clinics and the ease with which they can speak one-on-one with officers in this format,” the spokeswoman added.

The schedule is:

Friday, June 17: Foster’s Airport, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Foster’s Strand, 3-6 p.m.; and Chisholm’s Market North Side, 5-7 p.m.

Saturday, June 18: A.L. Thompson’s, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Foster’s Republix, West Bay, 9-11 a.m.; Foster’s Countryside, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Cost-U-Less, 1-3 p.m.