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Police officer arrested on suspicion of Arson - Providenciales

Sunday, 28th September 2014 10:11:43AM

The Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) have arrested a 24 year old male police officer in connection with the arson at the Chalk Sound Police Station that destroyed a police SUV and two other vehicles on Friday morning.

On Friday, 26 September 2014 at 1:30AM, the Provisdenciales Fire Department was called to assist police on the scene of an arson following reports of multiple fires at the Chalk Sound police station.

Investigators have gathered evidence, conducted numerous interviews, and executed search warrants. A 24 year old male police officer emerged as a person of interest in the course of the investigation and was susbsequnetly arrested on Saturday, 27 September.  

The officer has been placed on administrative leave pedning the continuation of this investigation.

Anyone who has any information about this case is asked to call Chalk Sound police station at 941-8083.

To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS)

Police officer arrested on suspicion of Wounding

Wednesday, 24th September 2014 5:01:14PM

The Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) is presently investigating an incident which occurred on Tuesday September 23rd 2014 at police headquarters involving a 22 year old male in custody and a police officer.

The officer has been arrested on suspicion of Wounding and is presently on bail to return at a later date while investigations continue into this matter.

The officer has also been placed on administrative leave.

Superintendent Grant to attend FBI course in 2015

Inspectorgrant2Wednesday, 11th September 2014 2:55:04PM

Commissioner Colin Farquhar of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) is pleased to announce that Superintendent Kendal Grant has been selected to attend the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia in April 2015.

Supt. Grant was nominated by Commr Farquhar and then interviewed by Mr. Bill Nicholson the FBI Ass’t Legal Attaché from the Bahamas before being accepted from a long list of highly qualified candidates.

Supt. Grant, who is the Divisional Commander for Providenciales, North Caicos, and Middles Caicos, will attend the ten-week Senior Executive Strategic Leadership course.

“This is not just an opportunity to increase my knowledge to better fight crime but also an opportunity to network and build partnerships with our overseas collegues”, said Superintendent Grant.

The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for United States and international law enforcement leaders that serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.

Following graduation, Superintendent Grant will have the opportunity to join the FBI National Academy Associates, a dynamic organization of more than 16,000 law enforcement professionals who actively work to continue developing higher levels of competency, cooperation, and integrity across the law enforcement community.

The National Academy is specially geared for leaders and managers of police departments, military police organizations, and federal law enforcement agencies. Participation is by invitation only, through a nomination process. Participants are drawn from every state, including USA territories, and over 160 international partner nations.

The National Academy has been in operation since July 29, 1935.

Police revamps Community Policing and Cold Case Unit

Friday, 19th September 2014 10:08:54AM

Commissioner Colin Farquhar of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) is pleased to announce the promotion of Inspector Hilton Duncan to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) as the officer in charge (OIC) of the Community Policing Program.  

Commr Farquhar stated, “ASP Duncan’s previous experience will certainly help in his new role.  

ASP Duncan will be the program manager and as such will assist the Divisional Commanders in implementing the various police programs, i.e. Community Beat Officers Program, School Liaison Officers, School Patrols, DARE, and community and business meetings.  ASP Duncan will work closely with Public Relations Officer, Special Constable Audley Astwood to help communicate our various initiatives through social media. I am extremely pleased to make this announcement today.”

Commissioner Farquhar also announces the reinstatement of Inspector Daniel Miller to the RTCIPF.  Insp Miller will be assigned to the Cold Case Unit.  Commr Farquhar said, “Insp Miller’s previous experience as the OIC of the Case File Quality Assurance Unit will be extremely helpful in meticulously reviewing these unsolved files.  Insp Miller was selected to work exclusively on the unsolved files.  He cannot and will not be reassigned to any other duties.  His complete focus will be on these files.”  The Cold Case Unit was established in September 2011 by Commr Farquhar.  

Aggravated Burglary and car stolen – Long Bay Hills

Friday, 05th September 2014 11:25:04PM

Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) are conducting investigations after a man and his family were robbed at a villa at Long Bay Hills earlier this morning.

About 2:59AM, (Friday, 05th September 2014) a 61 year old male was woken by a loud noise and got out of his bed to investigate the source of the noise. He was immdiately confronted by two masked male intruders dressed in black.

During the incident, one of the masked men struck a 24 year old male on his head with a crowbar and demanded cash.

Both suspects fled the scene in victim’s brown Chevrolet rented car, carrying with them items taken from the villa which included a silver Rolex watch, a Sony Viao Laptop and a black purse containing one credit card and one debit card.

Police searched the area; however, the two masked men were not located.

The villa at the time of the incident was occupied by two males (61 and 24 years old) and two females (59 and 28 years old). The 24 year old male was offered medical treatment but he refused. No one else reported any physical harm during this incident.

Detectives from the RTCIPF are conducting inquiries into the incident are appealing for the public’s help to identify the offenders involved.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. All calls are answered by Miami Dade Police and no one from the RTCIPF will know who called. Only the information received will be provided to the RTCIPF. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.