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Awards dinner to honour RCIPS officers, support staff


The RCIPS Outstanding Service Awards organizing committee. Front, from left: Support Staff Camille Solomon, Sergeant Winsome Prendergast, Event Coordinator Vicki Legge, Sergeant Jesse Melbourne, and Press Officer Janet Dougall. Back, from left: Inspector Winston Forth, Police Commissioner David Baines, Deputy Commissioner Stephen Brougham, and Deputy Commissioner Anthony Ennis.

An exciting new event is set to take place to recognize the outstanding service of the men and women of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

The RCIPS Outstanding Service Awards dinner will take place on Friday, March 18, at The Ritz-Carlton. Six awards will be presented in the following categories: Police Officer of the Year, Support Staff Member of the Year, Special Constable of the Year, Diversity Award, Police Welfare Award, and Community Award.

The RCIPS is staffed with many dedicated, selfless, and skilled personnel, and we wanted to set aside a special evening to recognize the most exceptional professionals within our ranks,” says Police Commissioner David Baines. “It’s also an opportunity for the community to say thank-you to those who serve and protect us, to forge new relationships, and to strengthen ties between members of the RCIPS and the Cayman community.”

All proceeds from tickets sales will go to the Police Welfare Fund, which provides financial assistance to RCIPS members, their families and dependents, in circumstances not covered by public funds. This could include police members experiencing a serious illness or injury, or a death in the family.

This special evening has been made possible through generous corporate and community underwriting sponsorship and donations – no government funds have been allocated to stage the event. To date, more than 50 businesses and individuals have come on board to sponsor the awards celebration. Underwriting sponsors include: Dart/Camana Bay, Ritz-Carlton, Pinnacle Publishing, Caribbean Club, Deutsche Bank, Flowers Bottled Water, the Hart family, Magnum Jewelers, National Building Society, Bodden Holdings, The Security Centre, Butterfield Bank, Cayman National Bank, Cracked Conch, Dr. Robert Parr, Motorola/Avcom, BDO, Dish Direct TV, HSBC, Johnson Smith Associates, NKY Collections, Joe and Anne Pike, West Indies Brokers, Close Brothers (Cayman) Ltd., and Mourant Ozannes.

The evening will include a three-course dinner with wine, live music and dancing. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. The awards presentation takes place at 9 p.m.

Tickets and underwriting sponsorships are still available. Tickets are $150 per person. Corporate tables of 10 are available. For tickets and sponsorship inquiries, please call 945-6566 or email caymanpartyrsvp.com

For more information contact: Janet Dougall, RCIPS Public Relations Officer Tel: 244-3004/Cell: 526-9053 Email: janet.dougall@rcips.ky

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