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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.

August 31st, 2018
Duncan Vindicated? Speedy arrest in Jerry’s murder result of more RVIPF resources

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Governor, John S. Duncan's decision, to take money from the coffers to allocate to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is being seen as vindicated, with Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), conceding that it was the additional resources that led to the quick breakthrough in the recent murder of 25-year-old, Jerry Castro-Felix.

August 26th, 2018
Randy Ashton charged with damage to property over stolen ‘Purcell plants’

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Police sources have confirmed to our newsroom, that Randy Ashton, aka ‘Box Head,’ of Georges North Side, on Tortola, was over the weekend arrested on suspicion of theft, in relation to the missing plants removed on the morning of August 21, 2018, from Purcell Estate.

August 15th, 2018
RVIPF pleads for witnesses in deadly Purcell shooting to come forward

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), is calling for anyone who may have witnessed the shooting death of 25-year-old, Jerry Casto-Felix, in Purcell Estate, in the vicinity of the OneMart Warehouse on Friday, August 10, 2018, to come forward and provide assistance.

August 12th, 2018
Hon Maduro-Caines calls on residents to cooperate with RVIPF

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola VI – Sixth District Representative in the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines, has called on residents of Purcell Estate, to cooperate with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s (RVIPF) investigation, into the deadly shooting on Friday, August 10, 2018, which claimed the life of 25-year-old, Jerry Casto-Felix.

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