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A 5am on Saturday a 24-hour curfew expired, and residents of Cayman were once again permitted to venture out of their homes to make trips to gather essential supplies.
Government has extended Police Commissioner Derek Byrne’s contract by four more years.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police is bringing a marine accident reconstruction investigator from overseas to help with the probe into the fatal boat crash on Sunday, 11 Aug., in which two men were killed and a woman seriously injured.
Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne says online reports of a rape of a boy in Bodden Town are incorrect, describing them as “misinformation” that has been causing alarm and tension in the district.
A section of land on Batabano Road has been cleared for the possible construction of a new police station for West Bay.
Caribbean police commissioners are meeting in Cayman this week to improve the effectiveness of regional policing in response to the changing threats from transnational crime.
Police commissioners from around the Caribbean are in Cayman this week to discuss regional law enforcement issues.
A new digital forensics hub in Grand Cayman will help tackle increasingly sophisticated cybercrooks both here and across the Overseas Territories.
Drug trafficking, terrorism and the growing threats posed by digital crime are among the key regional threats that will come under the microscope as police chiefs from around the Caribbean meet in the Cayman Islands next week.
A new task force has been established to proactively investigate money laundering and terror financing in the Cayman Islands.
Cayman’s police helicopter pilots travelled to Jamaica with the new chopper recently for a training exercise flying in the mountains.
There was good news and bad news in the annual crime statistics released last week by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Most notable, perhaps, being the sizable drop in burglaries reported in 2018.
Police will keep up the pressure on criminal gangs shipping drugs into the Cayman Islands after confiscating more than $1 million of ganja in six major marine raids during 2018.
Police are crediting the arrest and imprisonment of a significant number of prolific offenders with causing a sharp drop in the burglary rate across the Cayman Islands.
Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne was on Cayman Brac last week to meet with residents and hear their concerns at a community meeting.
A new $9 million, state-of-the-art helicopter will help ensure the national security of the Cayman Islands, according to police commissioner Derek Byrne.
Twenty-three local recruits were sworn as the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s Class of 2019 on Monday.
After years of issues with rogue bikers riding recklessly on Cayman’s roads, police are taking a different approach. Officers escorted a convoy of motorcyclists on an islandwide rally Sunday that ended in West Bay, where a section of the road was closed to allow off-road bikers free rein to show off their skills.
A police officer was injured Saturday night after being struck by a hit-and-run driver at a roadblock in West Bay.
Former police superintendent Robert Scotland has been recruited to head up the new Cayman Islands Coast Guard unit, a 42-strong force that will be the island’s first line of defense against drug and gun smugglers.
Non-Caymanians who have legally resided in Cayman for at least the past four years will be allowed to apply for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s latest recruiting class.
Anyone who reports an incident to the police has the right to receive updates on that report, Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne said Thursday night during a public meeting at the Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre in North Side.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is launching its annual local recruitment drive on Monday, targeting Caymanians and permanent residents between the ages of 18-40 with no restrictions to work.
On March 21, a suspected cockfighting ring in Newlands was broken up and 80 roosters seized.
A police raid on a suspected West Bay drug den last month turned up significant quantities of ganja and cocaine, as well as $220,000 cash that was stored in a cardboard box, officers said.
Cayman’s senior police officer said Monday that he was not a candidate for the leadership post at Ireland’s national police force An Garda Siochana.
Officials must do everything in their power to get drivers who cannot drive, or do drive, but drunk or recklessly, off Cayman’s roadways.
Massively increased traffic enforcement, additional anti-gang training and the internal monitoring of criminal suspect “top 10” lists are all part of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s three-year public safety plan.
Police officers on quad bikes could soon be patrolling Seven Mile Beach in an effort to clamp down on crime against tourists.
The heads of the police force, port and airport will field questions from tourism industry figures at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s annual general meeting, Wednesday.
While the number of cybercrimes reported in Cayman – computer scams like phishing, compromising email accounts or malware – has quintupled within the past four years, the local police service’s ability to deal with such matters has not.
Six months after Grand Cayman’s “Ride of the Century” that saw dozens of motorbikers storm a police roadblock and exhibit a general disregard for road rules, the man depicted in a photograph that became symbolic of the event has been arrested.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is backing changes to local traffic laws that would make it easier to seize and destroy motorbikes that are not street legal, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said Friday.
Two police patrol cars that were set on fire last week cannot be repaired and will have to be replaced by new vehicles, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said Friday.
Police make a quick arrest in connection with an arson involving two patrol vehicles.
The governor has a fresh perspective and appears to have a sturdy spine and willingness to take on difficult problems, all of which will serve him well in leading – and winning – the uphill battle against crime.
Police have warned a “sexual predator may be at large” after reports that a man attempted to take a 7-year-old girl from her own yard in West Bay, Saturday.
At 5:58 p.m. Tuesday evening, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne was sitting at a table all alone in the meeting room of the James M. Bodden Civic Centre in the Bodden Town district.
It seems Cayman Islands motorbike enthusiasts do not want to hang out with the police during their rides.
Twenty-six Royal Cayman Islands Police officers have now been assigned to full-time neighborhood policing duties around Grand Cayman, as the department attempts to expand its visible presence within the community.
The newest crop of recruits to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officially began their service earlier this month.
Several months ago, we commended the National Roads Authority’s “pothole patrol” enlisting community help in flagging dangerous or deteriorating roadway conditions. Now we have Police Commissioner Derek Byrne’s announcement at a community meeting last week of the formation of a different squad: Namely, a “pot patrol.”
Officers with drug-detecting dogs will soon be regularly patrolling the territory’s streets and public beaches, according to Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Commissioner Derek Byrne.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will hold a community meeting Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the main hall at John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay.
A group of local motorbike enthusiasts and opposition MLAs were surprised to hear what Royal Cayman Islands Police Commissioner Derek Byrne told them during a private meeting Thursday night.
Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has denounced last Sunday’s disruptive motorbike ride around Grand Cayman, which he said demonstrated that the rogue bikers involved “have no regard for their safety or for the safety of anyone else.”
A pack of motorcycle riders took over the streets of Grand Cayman Sunday, terrifying motorists and taunting police as they rallied at high speed around the island.
They have aerial and marine patrol units, taser stun weapons, and computer-aided dispatch systems in their patrol cars enabling them to retrieve all sorts of information from around the Cayman Islands.
With eastern districts residents mired in hours-long traffic jams during both morning and afternoon rushes, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is considering drastic new measures in attempts to make the daily commute safer and somewhat more bearable.
The Cayman Islands government plans to spend more than $15 million over the next three budget years on new police stations for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service in George Town and West Bay.
Marine coastal patrols in the Cayman Islands are “hugely under-resourced,” Premier Alden McLaughlin acknowledged to lawmakers this week following questioning in the Legislative Assembly’s Finance Committee.
An influx of 75 new police officers will be used to increase high-visibility community patrols and bolster resources in child protection and serious and organized crime units, according to Cayman’s police chief.
After Hurricane Irma devastated the British Virgin Islands less than two weeks ago, 16 Cayman Islands police officers deployed there were instrumental in helping restore law and order – efforts that included rounding up dozens of escaped prisoners.
Nearly four dozen Cayman Islands residents who wanted to learn what it was like to work as a police officer showed up Saturday at the Royal Cayman Islands Police training unit for an open recruitment drive.
Although its last two police cadet graduating classes fell well short of the numbers the service would like to see for new hires, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service leadership is bidding again for Caymanians to join local law enforcement.
Plainclothes detectives, scenes of crime officers and financial crimes investigators hit the streets in their Royal Cayman Islands Police Service uniforms during a community warrant sweep last week, getting a chance to mingle with the public while carrying out regular patrol duties.
Overall mismanagement, rather than specific individual officers’ failures, was the primary reason a number of child sexual abuse cases investigated by local police will never get to court, Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Commissioner Derek Byrne said Friday.
Two more child sex abuse cases investigated by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service within the past five years will not be taken to court for “a number of reasons,” police said Friday.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is slated to hire more officers within the next three years than it ever has, according to government budget plans.
When Police Commissioner Derek Byrne revealed plans last month to create a community police force of more than 30 officers in the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, Premier Alden McLaughlin stated his support for the initiative.
An expanded neighborhood police force should help resolve many of the crime problems Cayman faces in its prime tourist areas and at tourism-related businesses, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said this week.
A video recorded from inside a vehicle that was stopped at a police roadblock on Grand Cayman caught a man cursing the police commissioner and swearing at officers manning the traffic stop.
Police Commissioner Derek Byrne revealed plans this week to create a community policing force of more than 30 officers in the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
A Cayman Islands customs officer was arrested in a Friday night drug raid in George Town along with three foreign nationals from Venezuela and a West Bay resident, police and customs officers announced Monday.
A Cayman Islands customs officer was arrested in a Friday night drug raid in George Town along with three foreign nationals and a West Bay resident, police and customs officers announced Monday.
A Royal Cayman Islands Police officer is in danger of losing sight in one eye after being attacked by a suspect late last week. Two officers were violently attacked by a suspect they were attempting to arrest.
Two police officers responding to a burglary report in George Town Thursday were violently attacked by a suspect they were attempting to arrest in connection with the crime, police said Friday.
Four new police officers have been stationed permanently in the districts of East End and North Side as of May 1, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne announced last week.
About 100 East End district residents gave Police Commissioner Derek Byrne an earful Thursday night regarding concerns that crime is growing in the small community and their perception that police seem to be doing little about it.
Cayman Islands prosecutors reviewing a deadly January shooting by police have ruled that no charges will be filed against any of the officers involved.
The days of making two trips to the police records office on Walkers Road to obtain police clearances are over, at least for internet users.
Royal Cayman Islands Police Commissioner Derek Byrne will meet with East End district residents Thursday night in the wake of some community backlash over a quadruple-fatal car crash in the district on May 2.
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