The Police Service Commission (PSC) was established under section 58A of the Cayman Islands Constitution (Amendment) Order 2020 (“the Order”). The Police Commission contributes to making the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) an efficient and modern police service.
The establishment of the Police Service Commission is to strengthen the accountability of the Royal Cayman Island Police Service to ensure the maintenance of public confidence. The Police Service Commission gives an overview of the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of the Service.
The core functions of the Police Service Commission are summarized as followed:
The Police Service Commission consists of six members and is in line with the Constitutional Amendment Order, whereby His Excellency the Governor currently chairs the Commission, two members who were recommended and approved by the Honourable Premier and one member by the Honourable Leader of the Opposition.
It is anticipated that the Police Service Commission will meet twice per year but the Governor, as Chair, will call additional meetings if necessary to ensure the effective discharge of the Police Service Commission’s responsibilities.
Appointments to the Police Service Commission are for renewable terms of five years, with members serving for different periods so that new appointments or re-appointments can take place in a staggered fashion.