The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise is sponsoring officers from the RCIPS Family Support Unit in a diploma level training course in Domestic Abuse & Violence Awareness.
The donation, which will be used to pay tuition for the course, was presented by Rotary Sunrise president Stacy Parke to FSU Inspector Dausea Scott and Detective Constable Patricia Sevik at the Rotary Sunrise weekly morning meeting on Wednesday, 2 December.
"One of our main roles in the Family Support Unit is investigating cases involving domestic violence, and offering support to those affected," said Inspector Scott. "We are grateful to Rotary Sunrise for this donation, which will help our team build upon the tools and training that we already possess, and help us strengthen the service that we provide to persons affected by DV. It is only by working together with organizations like Rotary, and members of our community, that we can truly address issues such as domestic violence."
President Stacy Parke stated, "Our commitment to raising the awareness of, support for persons affected by, and working on the prevention of, domestic violence in our community, led to this partnership with the RCIPS. The police are usually the first point of contact for reports of domestic violence and therefore strengthening their training and understanding in this area will be beneficial to all concerned. In keeping with Rotary's focus on peace, service and supporting community values, the Community Service Directors felt that this year they needed to do more than a donation to the Cayman Islands Crisis Center (CICC) and by sponsoring the training of these officers, we can take a holistic approach to dealing with this major social issue."
The online training course consists of up to 150 hours of self-study, and is run by the Centre of Excellence and registered with the Complementary Medical Association.