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Royal Cayman Islands Police Service

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is a single, national police service with a unified command structure.  It is an unarmed service, with an armed response capability, that is mandated by statute to deliver the full range of police services across the Cayman Islands and its territorial waters.

The Police Commission assists in ensuring that the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is a productive and cutting-edge law enforcement agency given its responsibility to the Cayman Islands.



The Office of the Ombudsman was established when the Ombudsman Law came into effect on 13 September 2017. The office investigates complaints about government services and police misconduct and decide appeals dealing with requests for government records.

The Office of the Ombudsman can assist with: 

  • Investigating complaints about police misconduct
  • Resolving complaints about government decisions and unfair treatment by government
  • Accepting protected disclosures from whistleblowers
  • Ensuring information rights and government transparency
  • Investigating notifications of data breaches and individual complaints about unlawful use of personal data