Permanent resident wants to join the RCIPS

| 16/08/2018

I see that the RCIPS has now opened up recruitment to include expats who have been legally resident for at least four years. A few years back, it used to be the same, we had to be on Island a certain amount of time in order to apply. When I reached the required time, they changed the requirements for only Caymanians and permanent residents. I could not apply for it for the following years. I now have PR. However, I have restrictions on it (totally understandable) and so I cannot apply to the police, but now a WP holder has more rights than I have? I have lived here for 13 years and I cannot apply, a WP holder needs only four years and can apply? How can this be right? Can someone explain?

Advance ChevroletAuntie’s answer: Well, the good news is that you can apply to become a police recruit. An RCIPS spokesperson confirmed that people who hold permanent residency with restrictions regarding the type of job you can hold (which will correspond to the type of job you had when you applied) can go through the application process. If you are successful and are offered a place in the recruitment class, you can then apply to the Department of Immigration to amend those restrictions.

You have until 24 August to apply in the current recruitment process — that’s just one more week. The minimum criteria and local recruitment application form can be found on the RCIPS website.

You can read more about it on CNS here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to the same type of discrimination that Caymanian’s have been facing dozens of years!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jr …why don’t you come home and join the RCIPS. Of course the Philippines have all Filipino police…look at their population compared to ours.

  3. Anonymous says:

    How long does immigration say in takes to change occupation on a PR certificate? It would be an offense to work as a police officer or recruit without the certificate being varied first? Is there some shortcut?

  4. JY says:

    I’m a born Caymanyun living in Philippines for over 2 years and I haven’t seen no other nationality other than Filipinos as policemen here, there are thousands of foreigners with PR living here but no foreign olice here only Filipinos.

    • Holly says:

      Expats don’t join the Phillipine police because they pay peanuts ???? starting salary KYD$456 a year