Two RCIPS officers named finalists in regional awards

| 27/05/2019
CNS Local Life
(L-R) Acting Police Sergeant Kenval Bryan, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne and Acting Chief Inspector Everton Spence

(CNS Local Life): At the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police conference, held 21-24 May and hosted by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, two RCIPS officers were named finalists as part of the Regional Recognition Awards Programme held at the same time. During each conference, at a gala in honour of the Amalgamated Security Services Limited, the winners of the awards are chosen, from nominees put forward by the forces and services across the Caribbean.

This year the RCIPS nominated two officers to be considered, both of whom were named finalists in their respective categories. Acting Chief Inspector Everton Spence was nominated for Top Caribbean Career Move after being recognised for his “exceptional leadership and management skills”, the RCIPS said in a press release.

Shortly after being promoted to police inspector, A/CI Spence was asked to act as chief inspector in charge of the Community Policing Department as well as the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit, all while pursuing a law degree. He placed third in the region in his nominated category.

Acting Police Sergeant Kenval Bryan, who was nominated for Top Caribbean Crime Fighter, has been a police officer for the past 11 years, with eight years as a detective constable. He has shown “exceptional leadership and commitment to being an investigator and has recently been asked to be the deputy Area Commander for the Eastern Districts”, the RCIPS said. In his latest position, he will be in charge of the development of the new police probationers that will be joining his team. A/PS Kenval Bryan placed second in his category.

Byrne said of the awards: “I am very proud of the work that goes on in the service and the dedication of our officers to developing professionally and working hard towards ensuring justice and safety for everyone we serve. Seeing two of our officers in the finals for this prestigious award just reaffirms our continued progress as a service and gives me even greater hope for the future of the RCIPS.

“Most of all, I extend my warmest congratulations to both officers on their achievement. It is no mean feat to be nominated from among so many of their peers in the region.”

In previous years, RCIPS officers who have placed first in their nominated category include Sergeant Cornelius Pompey (2015) and Acting Sergeant Jonathan Kern (2017), who were each awarded Top Caribbean Community Police Officer. Acting Sergeant Odale Mulgrave was named second runner-up in this category in 2016.

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  1. Spoken Truth says:

    Wow! This article below was posted right here on 22/04/16, yet never mentioned in today’s article along with the other Officers pass accolades. Is it because he’s born Caymanian or perhaps it’s too far back into history to remember?

    CNS: Inspector Leo Anglin one of the first local officers to be fast-tracked through the ranks of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service on a specialist course, has won a regional police award for career development, which earned him US$5,000 as well as accolades. The school officer at the John Gray High School, PC Odale Mulgrave, was the second runner-up in the same awards programme for Caribbean Community Policing. The awards come at a time when the RCIPS management is facing widespread criticism from across the community and will come as a welcome boost to the regular officers.


    CNS: Rather than reproduce the entire article here, it can be found here: Caymanian Marine Unit boss gets top cop prize

    No offence was intended to either of these officers. Amazingly, we don’t remember every single article posted, especially as it’s not necessarily the same person posting. However, speculating that we did so for racist reasons is unreasonable paranoid nonsense.