(CMR) Twelve new officers were recently sworn into the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of their training had been postponed.
However, as of June 1, 2020, the officers returned to complete their training and now have 14 weeks of training remaining.
The classrooms and their lessons at the Training and Development Unit (TDU) have been structured to allow for social distancing, including during drill practice.
“As the country is beginning to return to a sense of normalcy, so is the organization, and so we are moving forward with plans that were delayed previously,” said Superintendent Adrian Seales in charge of the TDU.'
“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,” added Seales.
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