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January 10th, 2017
CoP to hold EE/LL Police/Community Impact Meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force will host a meeting at the Stickett in Long Look on Monday, January 16, 2017 to discuss the recent incidents of violent crime in the territory.

December 19th, 2016
‘Who is next?’ The big question on gun crime- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the recent spate of armed robberies in the Virgin Islands and with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) not being able to close in on the perpetrators, the big question on many minds is “Who is next?”

December 17th, 2016
Gun crime rules the VI: Where is the Governor & Police Commissioner?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- If there was a local appointed Governor or a local or Caribbean Police Commissioner in the Virgin Islands and crime, in particular gun crimes, were out of control like it is there would have been calls by the Opposition, the media, civil society and talk show hosts for their heads.

December 1st, 2016
Gunshots fired at car in the Havers area on Tortola

HAVERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Around 9:00 P.M. this evening, December 1, 2016 it was reported that a man, along with a passenger, driving to his home in the Havers area on the main island of Tortola was shot at.

November 22nd, 2016
Z6ne irresponsibly labelled as a gang- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines, while admitting that the district needs to do its part in tackling criminal activities, is disturbed that the moniker ‘Z6ne’ is being associated with a gang by police.

September 28th, 2016
Hon Fraser doubts CoP can get 20 new locals for RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) is not too optimistic that Commissioner of Police Mr Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews can comfortably find twenty (20) locals to join the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

September 4th, 2016
Focus on recruiting more locals into RVIPF- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley is urging Police Commissioner Mr Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews, to focus on getting more locals into the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) rather than just increasing the numbers.

July 13th, 2016
‘I will maintain my integrity, never lose my passion’- Jacqueline E. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The first woman to be promoted to Superintendent of Police in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Virgin Gordian Jacqueline E. Vanterpool, was showered with praises and congratulatory messages when the RVIPF held a celebrated event in Vanterpool’s honour at the Police Canteen, Road Town Police Station on July 12, 2016.

June 15th, 2016
We need to see more of new CoP - Radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A caller to last night's June 14, 2016 edition of Speak Out BVI has questioned the experience and capabilities of new Commissioner of Police Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews in the wake of a proliferation of high profile crimes in the territory.

June 15th, 2016
RVIPF lacks specialist skills hence need for UK Officers- Michael Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The jury is still out on whether Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews hit the ground running or walking, as the new Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force after the drama some police officers and the community went through with his predecessor, David Morris, another UK national.

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