#Providenciales, October 16, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – On October 15th, 2019, The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) in a Joint Press Conference with The Governor’s Office and the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, updated the Country on initiatives to improve stronger police presence in the fight against the recent increased level of serious crime.
The RTCIPF in its commitment to maintaining a safe community and addressing the needs of our citizens and visitors will receive external assistance from the Royal Bermuda Police Service, who will provide investigative support, with other areas to be determined. The Officers will arrive in the Country during the week commencing October 21st, 2019.
Acting Commissioner of Police Mr. Rodney Adams said, “The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force will continue to roll out its Policing Plan to deter criminal activity and to keep the residents of these islands safe. We welcome the additional support from the Royal Bermuda Police Service. These officers will be placed where they are needed the most and coupled with our Officers working around the clock will transform the Turks and Caicos Islands into a place where criminals think twice before breaking the law.
Following the recruitment exercise conducted earlier this year and the recent approval of an additional 20 Officers, we continue to increase our policing numbers and will be sending our recruits to the Regional Police Training Centre in Barbados; with the first batch of Officers leaving on Friday, October 18th and the second batch in early 2020. Through these efforts, we want to ensure that the Turks and Caicos Islands is a better place to live, work and visit.
Release: TCI Police