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Premier Panton: Community Safety Update

Community Notices 11 Jul, 2023 Follow News

Premier Panton: Community Safety Update

Following the arrests of suspects believed to have been involved in a spate of crimes in recent weeks, Premier Hon. Wayne Panton expressed gratitude to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) for their ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of the Cayman Islands community.

Premier Panton recognised the RCIPS for their swift and tireless efforts to increase patrols and targeted operations, which led to the successful capture of eight men in recent weeks:

"Our community has noticed an increase in crime that is particularly concerning. In an effort to tackle this upsurge in serious crime (especially armed robbery), I welcome the news that the RCIPS has now arrested a further four men thought to be responsible for these heinous offences,” said Premier Panton.

Despite the fact that these arrests have undoubtedly reduced the number offenders from our streets, Premier Panton urged that our community continue its open and honest dialogue with police: "As the safety of our people continues to remain paramount, and as we continue to improve plans to prevent further criminal activity and apprehend suspects, community cooperation is essential. We owe it to each other to be vigilant and speak up when we have relevant information." said Premier Panton.

“We in Government and the RCIPS are committed to zero-tolerance towards crime in our communities. The RCIPS continues to have the full support of the Government; and with your help and cooperation, I am confident that we will continue to have a high degree of success in bringing perpetrators of crimes to justice. As has been said before, and I will reiterate here: let us ensure our Islands remain a peaceful, crime-free environment,” Premier Panton concluded.

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