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Deputy Commissioner of Police Kurt Walton discusses the recent shootings and crime in the Cayman Islands.
Two male juveniles were arrested Saturday after several properties, cars and street signs were vandalised in Websters Estates the day before.
Nearly nine years after Courtney Spence was shot and killed in the parking lot of the George Town warehouse where he worked, a $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction in the unsolved crime.
Police, Customs, Youth Services Unit, Cayman Islands Hot Rod Association and Cayman Islands Motocross representatives visited a site in East End Thursday that has been earmarked as the site of a new off-road racing facility.
A pair of suspected armed robbers exchanged gunfire with police officers pursuing them through the back streets of Prospect Saturday night.
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.
The police team, which touched down at Owen Roberts International Airport Monday night, was relieved by a second contingent of officers who departed for BVI earlier in the day.
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.
Police are seeking new recruits to bolster their volunteer force of special constables. Recruits have the same power as police officers and regularly assist with everything from traffic stops to community patrols.
A bill approved by Cayman Islands lawmakers on Friday will allow government workers other than police officers to serve court witness summons. According to Attorney General Samuel Bulgin, changes made to the criminal procedure code identify court bailiffs and other court personnel to serve witness summonses.
Long-serving Royal Cayman Islands Police commander Kurt Walton has been promoted from chief superintendent to deputy commissioner of police.
Replacement police holding cells, which had lain idle since their arrival on Grand Cayman in April 2014, opened earlier this month, Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officials confirmed last week.