RCIPS 2018 recruitment drive begins

| 22/07/2018
CNS Local Life

The 2017 RCIPS recruit class

(CNS Local Life): The RCIPS launched its annual local recruitment drive Monday, 23 July, targeting Caymanians and permanent residents aged 18-40 who have no restrictions to work. While applications are accepted throughout the year, the RCIPS will be intensifying its efforts through Friday, 10 August, to prepare for the second recruit class of 2018.

“We are working towards developing the RCIPS into a world-class police service,” Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne said in a press release. “We want to encourage Caymanian men and women to join our ranks, especially women, as there have been few female candidates in previous recruitments.

“We also want to facilitate the growth of local police officers within the organisation and so it is important for us to maintain a multicultural image and show diversity. In order to do this we must increase the number of Caymanians among our ranks.”

Applicants must be physically fit (demonstrated through passing the “5.4 Bleep Test”) with at least 3 CXC passes or equivalent, including maths and English, the release stated. The recruitment process is lengthy, encompassing written tests, a physical fitness exam, background checks, computer skills test, an interview and a medical examination. Once selected, recruits must pass 17 weeks of initial training.

Deadline for applications is midnight on 10 August to be included in this year’s application list.

To find out more about qualifications and how to apply to become a police officer, go to the RCIPS website. Applications may be dropped off in person at the police headquarters at the fourth floor of the Amerigo Building at Elizabethan Square on Shedden Road, or submitted via the website.


Category: Civil Service, Police

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