50 years ago: Police opportunities open up

In the April 19, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following article appealed to young Caymanian men in search of work:

“Young Caymanian and Commonwealth male citizens, resident in the Cayman Islands, who are over 19 years of age, physically fit, of good character and possess a fair standard of education are invited to apply to the Chief of Police for full information on the opportunities awaiting them in the Force.

“The Police Force is currently going through a period of expansion and improvement, as a result of which many benefits will be available. By being a member of a vital and respected organization, not only will one be serving his country in a very useful capacity, but will as well be contributing, in no small measure, to a very important aspect of the development of these islands. Eligible candidates therefore are urged to benefit now from the current policy of expansion and improvement.

“Salary available to Constables range from a commencing point of 480 pounds per annum to a maximum 816 pounds per annum. For direct entry to the rank of Cadet Inspector the commencing salary is 780 pounds per annum and goes to a maximum of 888 per annum. Other benefits include pensionable service, house and other generous allowances.”

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