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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.

July 12th, 2018
Police reports 8% reduction in crime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In 2017, the Virgin Islands (VI) saw an eight per cent reduction in crime. This is according to information from Commissioner of Police (CoP), Mr Michael B. Matthews, when he appeared before the House of Assembly’s (HoA) Standing Finance Committee, earlier this year.

September 29th, 2017
'Police officers are homeless too'- Police Commissioner Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police Commissioner Michael Matthews told a local radio station on September 28, 2017 that many of his police officers are homeless as they lost their houses following Hurricane Irma.

September 25th, 2017
UPDATE: Alleged looters granted bail

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Seven persons appeared before Magistrate's Court last Friday, September 22, 2017 charged with burglarising at BVI Communications in Port Purcell after they were caught attempting to loot the premises.

July 29th, 2017
RVIPF new recruits hit the streets

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Now in their nineteenth week of training, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) newest recruits are on the streets to begin a month-long attachment with serving sergeants and constables.

July 11th, 2017
Businessmen held @ gunpoint on Tortola & VG- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews is making a special appeal to the public to provide names of persons seen with, suspected of having or importing illegal firearms into the Territory.

July 7th, 2017
Domestic Violence is 'unacceptable & we take it most seriously’- CoP Michael Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Less than a year after Ms Lucinda Gordon was chopped severely by her estranged boyfriend, Renold L. Peters, she shared her story during the ‘Stiletto Walk- walk a mile in her shoes’ on June 28, 2017. The event designed to raise awareness of domestic violence in the Territory was held at Captain Mulligan's Bar and Restaurant.

July 3rd, 2017
‘US’ type gang culture present in VI – CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The incidents of fatal shootings in the territory as of recent times are linked to gang rivalry, which Commissioner of Police, Michael Matthews, attributes to a ‘US’ type gang culture now present in the [British] Virgin Islands. He added that the rivalries are mainly linked to drugs and guns.

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.

June 20th, 2017
More UK police officers brought in!- CoP Matthews confirms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews has said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) recently brought in a number of additional officers from the United Kingdom using resources that Governor John S. Duncan OBE used his powers to impose direct rule and demand from the National Democratic Party Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).



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