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April 9th, 2019
UPDATE: Sr Gov’t Officer Robert Swain charged for bribery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has formally charged Robert Swain Sr., 56, of Sand Box Road for bribery by a public official.

April 7th, 2019
RVIPF wants 15 new recruits for 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is seeking 15 young, indigenous men and women to join its ranks in 2019.

March 27th, 2019
Obstructing Police lands teen in court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Refusing to give his name and address, along with a litany of indecent language, ended up landing Huntum's Ghut, resident Delani Chapman, 19, in Court.

March 21st, 2019
Forged Documents lands duo in court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two men were recently charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in connection with the utterance and possession of forged documents.

February 7th, 2019
RVIPF training for possibly 2019 election violence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While they are tight-lipped about the real reasons for the special training, two Senior Police Officers including a United Kingdom officer have told our news center that police are preparing for the possibilities of violent political disturbance over the results of the February 25, 2019, General Elections.

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..

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