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Mr David George Statement

Mr David George

"In August of this year I announced to the Governor that I would be leaving the post of Acting Commissioner at the end of November this year. My reasons are quite simple, when I agreed to take over the post it was for a temporary period of up to six months. At the end of November I will have been here for eight months, I therefore need to return to the United Kingdom to continue my life both professional and personal.

When I leave the Cayman Islands my memories of the RCIPS will be very positive. I have worked with, and been supported by, some extremely professional and conscientious officers and staff who have continued to work very hard under trying circumstances. I will miss them all.

I have also found the people of the Cayman Islands to be friendly and very supportive of what we, in the RCIPS, are trying to achieve. I thank all those who have supported us during my time here and I urge you to continue offering your assistance, cooperation and support to the fine officers and staff who work so hard to ensure the Cayman Islands remain a safe place to live, work and visit.

Over the last six months, the Gold Command team has devised a clear strategic plan designed to help shape policing over the coming year. This plan, which is linked to key activities and tasks, has been developed through consultation with our partner agencies and the community at large. Residentís views and priorities have been taken into account so that policing priorities reflect the needs of the community. This work will continue throughout this year and into next and I have every confidence that the RCIPS will continue to go from strength to strength.

I am conscious that my leaving will place a further burden and degree of uncertainty on the RCIPS, however, I am sure the men and women of this fine organisation will be able to rise above this and support my successor in the same way they have supported me. I am confident that their hard work will not falter and I offer them all the best for the future."