“The motion says that now we must find a Caymanian trainee. Send him away to a good police school, send him away to New York, send him to a good police school to get training to be able to deal, it’s time, yes it’s time,” said Opposition Leader Hon. McKeeva Bush.
The issue of succession planning in the RCIPS is on the agenda for tomorrow’s special session of the Legislative Assembly (LA).
Mr. Bush told Cayman 27 police commissioner David Baines’ replacement needs to be a Caymanian.
He said it’s not his place to say who should lead the force, but he said another foreign recruit at the helm of our police force amounts to a failure.
Cayman 27’s Joe Avary posed the question in an interview last Friday (8 April).
“If we don’t have a Caymanian this time around, is it a failure?” asked Mr. Avary.
“It would be a failure,” was Mr. Bush’s response.
When Commissioner David Baines steps down at the end of next month, Deputy Commissioner Anthony Ennis will step up into the acting role until a new, permanent replacement is chosen.
However, the LA will likely have to wait to hear the motion, as government has indicated they will not be in attendance at Wednesday’s special session.