5-Oct-2021 Source: HeliSpeed
Global aviation specialists, HeliSpeed, is awarded the coveted contract to support The Royal Cayman Island Police Service (RCIPS). The new partnership will boost Cayman’s capability in search and rescue, law enforcement and border protection operations.
HeliSpeed is an aviation supplier that operates worldwide, with a growing network of over 2,500 aviation professionals. As part of this new agreement, HeliSpeed will provide highly skilled helicopter pilots, specifically trained in operating the H145 model, to support Cayman’s operations.
The RCIPS is mandated to provide several aspects of security and safety in addition to regular policing across the Cayman Islands, such as national security and border control, marine search-and-rescue, and criminal interdictions in territorial waters. The additional support provided by HeliSpeed will allow The RCIPS to cover sick leave, short-term contract support, and ensure they are fully operational at any time, particularly during the hurricane season.
With ongoing support from HeliSpeed, The RCIPS will be able to increase its capacity to carry out its own operations, supporting disaster relief efforts, and other Overseas Territories during times of crisis.
Gemma Walker, Director of Operations at HeliSpeed, said:
“We’re delighted that HeliSpeed has been selected to provide support to The RCIPS’ Air Operations Unit. Our service capacity and full suite of flexible solutions allows RCIPS to have more flexibility in their support operations.”
Steve Fitzgerald, Head of Air Operations at Royal Cayman Island Police Service, said:
“This partnership with HeliSpeed and their access to a large group of aviation professionals will allow for immediate cover at critical times and allow for leave cover for continuity of operations on both H145 helicopters”