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Constable Hinson charged with Setting Fire to a Building- Providenciales

Tuesday, 30th September 2014 4:25:14PM

After a thorough investigation by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF), the charge of “Setting Fire to a Building” and four counts of Malicious Injuries to Property have been laid against 24-year-old Police Constable Mikhail Hinson of Kew Town, Providenciales. The charges are relating to a fire incident at Chalk Sound Police Station, which occurred on Friday September 26, 2014.

Hinson is presently remanded in Police custody for his appearance in the Magistrate’s Court in Providenciales tomorrow (Wednesday October 01st). The Chief Magistrate Clifton Warner is expected to read the charges to Hinson but he will not be required  to enter a plea as the charges are indictable offenses.

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Nathan Missick charged with Kidnapping and Indecent Assault - Providenciales

After a thorough investigation by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF), the charges of Kidnapping and two counts of Indecent Assault has been laid against 24-year-old Nathan Missick of Providenciales. The charges are relating to an incident which occurred in The Bight on Saturday August 30, 2014.

Mr. Missick is presently on bail for his appearance in the Supreme Court in Grand Turk for a sufficiency hearing on Friday November 07th.

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 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.  

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.