As of 6 April, the Training and Development Unit began training twelve (12) recruits, who are on their journey to become Police Constables within the RCIPS. The prospective officers were sworn in on 6 April, however due to the COVID-19 situation they were provided with essential basic level training to integrate them into the organization and to perform light duties in support roles to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts.
“As the country is beginning to return to a sense of normalcy, so is the organisation, and so we are moving forward with plans that were delayed previously,” says Superintendent Adrian Seales in charge of the Training and Development Unit. “As we continue our efforts to increase gender diversity and encourage Caymanian applicants to join the RCIPS, I am happy to be a part of, and to witness this group of recruits realizing their dreams to become police officers. I hope to see them develop further and make a career working within the RCIPS.”
On 1 June, the officers returned to the TDU to complete their training and now have 14 weeks of training remaining. The classrooms and their lessons at the TDU have been structured to allow for social distancing, including during drill practice.
The class currently consists of 8 women and 4 men. 9 of the 12 applicants are Caymanian and the remaining 3 are Permanent Residents in the Cayman Islands. After graduation, they will be transferred to operational duty in September and then progress to on-the-job training, during a two-year probationary period.
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