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Anti-gang committee set up

Authorities have set up a committee to address gang violence in the Cayman Islands, Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne told Members of Parliament Monday.

30% increase in speeding tickets

Despite Cayman's roads being practically deserted during lockdown last year, police issued 3,999 speeding tickets in 2020 – a 30% increase on the year before.

Police association threatens legal action over loss of vacation

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Association is threatening to take legal action against Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne over a recalculation of vacation time for frontline officers, which the association says gives them seven fewer days of leave.

Police commissioner facing legal action over promotions policy

The commissioner of police is facing potential legal action from his own officers amid claims they are being denied the chance to apply for promotions within the service.

Police agree to support measures for LGBTQIA+ residents

Police will appoint a liaison officer for Cayman’s LGBTQIA+ community and will review officer diversity training, among other steps, following a meeting Friday that included representatives of Colours Cayman and the LGBTQ Foundation.

West Bay police station project to head to Cabinet

Work on moving ahead with construction of a new police station for West Bay is continuing, according to Police Commissioner Derek Byrne.

2019 crime stats: Rise in sex crimes, traffic offences

While Cayman recorded less than a 1% increase in the total number of crimes reported last year compared to 2018, certain offences such as sex crimes and traffic violations were on the rise, according to the latest annual statistics issued by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

RCIPS to investigate officer in dirt-bike arrest

Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne said a "discipline investigation" would be carried out into the actions of one of his officers during the arrest of a dirt-biker in April.
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Shots fired, machete attack in West Bay

A man's hand was "almost severed" in a machete attack in West Bay Thursday morning triggered by rising tensions among gang members, according to Police Commissioner Derek Byrne.

40 people breach Easter Sunday hard curfew

A total of 40 people was warned for prosecution on Sunday after they were found in breach of Cayman’s hard curfew, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne confirmed.

Premier apologises to governor on behalf of Cayman for ‘vile’ voice note

Premier Alden McLaughlin has apologised to Governor Martyn Roper following what he termed a “disgusting behaviour” in an audio note which was circulated on social media over the weekend.
Governor Martyn Roper

Police investigate fake news involving governor’s wife

A police investigation has been launched into what Governor Martyn Roper called a “fake news attack”, alleging that his wife Lissie was travelling on Tuesday’s British Airways flight.

Commissioner: All curfew breaches will be prosecuted

Dozens of people will be prosecuted for breaching curfew following police action over the past 10 days.
Police officers carry out a road block to catch people who break curfew hours.

COVID-19 curfew lands arrests

Two people were arrested and at least 97 vehicles were stopped by police on Wednesday and Thursday as they enforced Cayman’s 24-hour curfew.
Police Commissioner Derek Byrne

One person arrested for breaking curfew

Police arrested one man and warned two other people for prosecution for breaking the first night of Cayman’s island wide curfew on Tuesday.

Police prepping for spike in domestic violence reports

Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has assured that law and order remains stable in Cayman even as thousands are facing dwindling finances in the wake of the collapse of the tourism industry due to border closures.

Caymanian helicopter pilot gets first officer bars

Aspiring police helicopter pilot Darren McLean has received his first officer bars.

New RCIPS digital forensic hub opens

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has launched a digital forensic hub, making Cayman a cybercrime-investigating focal point for all overseas territories.

Coast Guard staffing to get boost

Government will be moving to increase personnel assigned to the Cayman Islands Coast Guard in the new year. Police Commissioner Derek Byrne, speaking in Finance...

No road closures granted yet for carnivals

Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has said he is yet to give road closure permission to Batabano and CayMAS.

Auditor general probes RCIPS finances, overtime

The Auditor General’s Office has started an investigation into finances of the Police Welfare Fund and overtime payments at the RCIPS.

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