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Chief Firearms Officer

Job Details

  • Agency: Police
  • Reference: R03042019
  • Posted: 30-Sep-2019
  • Closing Date: 16-Oct-2019
  • Salary: CI$58,344 - CI$65,988
  • Job Description


Applications are invited for the civilian post of:

Chief Firearms Officer

The Chief Firearms Officer will manage and lead the Firearms Response Unit’s strategic planning, directing and monitoring day-to-day investigations and preventative services acting as subject matter expert in defensive/non-lethal force tactics, emergency medical care, suspect apprehension and control techniques, risk management, threat prevention and surveillance in alignment with the strategic goals of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and the mission of the Cayman Islands.

Some of the principal responsibilities will include:

  • Identify and respond to emergency situations including in-progress acts of violence, crisis, weapons incidents, explosive incidents, natural disasters and a wide range of issues posing a hazard to lives and/or property using the appropriate escalation of force up to and including armed response by following established protocol.
  • Manage emergency situations and coordinate team investigations in securing crime scenes to prevent further loss or damage, advising personnel of threats and potential threats, summoning emergency responders to the incident, and initiating and conducting evacuation procedures as required.
  • Develop and implement scenario-based and other learning techniques, compiling action plans and standard operating procedures in alignment with international best practices.
  • Develop bi-annual strategic threat and risk assessment (STRA) reviewing as part of aggregated collaborative national STRA.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of six (6) years’ experience as a law enforcement officer with at least two (2) years as a team leader or supervisor of a Tactical Police Response Unit.
  • Strategic Firearms Command Accreditation.
  • Specialist Firearms Officer Accreditation in Hostage Rescue and interception tactics would be preferred.
  • Leadership Certification would be an asset.
  • Certificate in Security Risk Management would be an asset.

Other Essential skills and experience include:

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, problem solving, risk management and conflict resolution skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of security and policing concepts, principles, and practices, security risk management, crisis management, firearms and tactical training to coordinate and effectively manage the application of protective and personal security and surveillance for the FRU.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of laws, regulations, precedents and legal law enforcement codes including United Nations Charter on Human Rights.

All applicants must complete the Government Application Form and submit their Resume with two (2) professional references to:

Chief Human Resources Manager

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service

P.O. Box 909, CAYMAN ISLANDS KY1-1103

Deadline for receipt of applications: 16th October 2019


Preference will be given to suitable Caymanians

Benefits will be determined in accordance with the Public Service Management Law, Personnel Regulations, the Public Service Pensions Law and the CINICO Health Plan as may be amended from time to time. Pension and health benefits are non-contributory.