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Police Commissioner kick starts District Community Meetings

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Police Commissioner kick starts District Community Meetings

Commissioner Walton, Superintendent Richard Barrow, Area Commander Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay meet with District Commissioner Tibbetts

The RCIPS has begun its first of a series of community meetings that are scheduled to take place in every district throughout the Cayman Islands.

The District Community Meetings are aimed at introducing Commissioner Kurt Walton, who is no stranger to the community, as the new Commissioner of Police and Chief Officer for the Office of the Commissioner of Police.  The meetings began in Cayman Brac on Tuesday, 24 October, where he discussed his plans and objectives with the community members in attendance. He, along with Sister Islands Superintendent Richard Barrow and Area Commander Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay, responded to questions about current investigations and topical issues concerning Cayman Brac.

District Commissioner of the Dept. of District Administration, Mark Tibbetts, expressed heartfelt appreciation to the newly appointed Police Commissioner for his visit to Cayman Brac to hold its first community meeting. He expressed “We are honoured to host Commissioner Walton here on our home island of Cayman Brac. His commitment to engage with the community from the outset is truly commendable. We warmly welcome him and look forward to a collaborative relationship in ensuring the safety and well-being of our Sister Island residents.”

He also added, speaking directly to the community, “The active participation of our community members is essential in shaping the future of law enforcement in the Cayman Islands. Your insights and suggestions are invaluable, and I encourage continued engagement as we work together for a safer and stronger community”

The Cayman Brac Community meeting was followed up by a visit to Little Cayman where Commissioner Walton had a meet and greet with the community discussing some of the issues that affect the island. He also visited some of the various facilities throughout the island.

The next stop for Commissioner Walton was Bodden Town on Thursday, 26 October at 6:30PM at the Webster’s Memorial Church. A full schedule of the events is published on this page and each community meeting is scheduled in the RCIPS event Calendar on their website (www.rcips.ky/events> ).

“These meeting are being held in a town hall format with the hope that it will encourage constructive conversation with the members of each community,” says Commissioner Walton, “I engaged in some valuable conversation with the community and my staff. I was able solve some minor issues immediately and had taken away of a few community concerns that will require a collaborative effort with our partnering agency.”

Commissioner Walton continued “My team and I hope to see everyone. Your concerns are important to us.”


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