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January 23rd, 2019
US Citizen pleads guilty to ganja possession in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two men, including a citizen of the United States of America, were this past week arraigned in the Virgin Islands (VI) for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis.

January 9th, 2019
Senior Investigator assigned to Walwyn ESHS wall case – CoP Matthews

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Mr Michael B. Matthews has revealed that the police force is currently scoping out the facts and conclusion of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) wall report by Auditor General (AG) Ms Sonia M. Webster.

January 3rd, 2019
RVIPF working to address police brutality, abuse - Supt. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Superintendent of Police at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Ms Jacqueline E. Vanterpool—following a six-week secondment to the United Kingdom (UK) where she was exposed to leading and managing operations—is calling for more public partnerships in addressing local issues of police brutality and abuse.

December 17th, 2018
Locals still a minority in the VI Police Force

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is boasting that it has sworn into service a new class of recruits, Belongers and BVIslanders are still a minority in the Police Force.

December 6th, 2018
RVIPF’s Supt Vanterpool gets hands-on training at UK’s top police command centres

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Superintendent of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Jacqueline E. Vanterpool, has returned to the Territory, following a six-week secondment to the United Kingdom (UK) where she was exposed to leading and managing operations which encounter issues such as public order, terrorism, sexual exploitation, and providing general public protection..

November 29th, 2018
RVIPF invests $150k in new K9 unit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Riddick, Bosco, and Pattie are the three new four-legged K9 Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

October 15th, 2018
Crime went down 8% in year of Irma, 23% since 2013 – CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Michael B. Matthews last Thursday, October 11, 2018, opened up to the Virgin Islands on the happenings within the Police Force since hurricane Irma via a PSI Online Radio interview.

October 8th, 2018
More UK Police officers on the ground

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Funding from the United Kingdom (UK) is being used to import skilled officers into the Territory with some focusing on homicides and cold cases.

September 24th, 2018
Police seize illegal weapon & ammo

HUNTUM’S GHUT, Tortola, VI – Ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on Sunday, September 23, 2018, arrested a Huntums Ghut man with a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun, along with 15 rounds of ammunition.

September 6th, 2018
One year on, Police infrastructure still needs urgent attention—Top Cop

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) today, September 6, 2018, observes the one-year anniversary of the passing of Hurricane Irma which devastated the Territory and much of its infrastructure.

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