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December 4th, 2020
Policeman granted $375K bail in major drug bust matter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin today, December 4, 2020, granted serving member of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, Emile Jimenez, 32, bail in the sum of $375,000 with two signed sureties when he appeared before her via Zoom in relation to the recent $250M drug bust in Balsam Ghut on Friday, November 6, 2020.

December 3rd, 2020
Emile Jimenez: 2nd police officer charged in recent drug bust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) today, December 3, 2020, announced it has charged a second officer in relation to the recent $250m drug seizure.

November 10th, 2020
Serving policeman charged in connection with historic $250M drug bust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews said a serving member of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has been implicated and charged in the recent $250 million drug bust in Balsam Ghut area, a story first reported by our newsroom.

November 8th, 2020
Large quantity of cocaine allegedly discovered in trailer in EE

EAST END, Tortola, VI- In what has been considered a major drug bust, police have allegedly discovered a large quantity of cocaine in a trailer in East End on Friday, November 6, 2020.

September 20th, 2019
USVI police officer indicted for bank fraud & identity theft


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the [US] Virgin Islands announced today, September 20, 2019, the unsealing of an indictment charging [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Officer Yomont King with a variety of offenses, including bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and forgery.

November 8th, 2017
‘Inspector’ Francia V. James-Liburd given fitting send off

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police Officer Francia Veronica James-Liburd aka ‘Krazy’ or ‘Francine’, who died on October 6, 2017, was given a sendoff yesterday, November 7, 2017 befitting of an ‘Inspector’.

October 8th, 2017
Police Officer Sergeant Francia James-Liburd suddenly passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI-  The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, as well as immediate family and friends of Police Officer Sergeant Francia James-Liburd, are still in shock over her sudden death.

June 21st, 2017
First cohort of sergeants complete leadership training

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Twelve officers successfully completed two weeks of training in leadership and management specifically geared to support the work of sergeants with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.

December 18th, 2016
STT man sentenced to 6 months for assaulting police officer


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A judge sentenced Kiplin Chalwell to six months in prison for attacking and assaulting two men – one of them a police officer – about five months ago, the [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice announced Friday, December 16, 2016.

December 3rd, 2015
Officer accused of slapping youth who called him 'punk'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A young man charged with resisting arrest, assault on a Police Officer and using indecent language will return to court on January 20, 2016 for continuation.


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