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November 28th, 2019
'Increased patrols' for businesses this Christmas season - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police (CoP), Mr Michael B. Matthews says the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is primed and ready for the 2019 holiday season with heightened police presence and will also target criminals in highly 'vulnerable' areas.

November 12th, 2019
Man goes berserk in RT! Damages vehicles; Chases man with machete

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man was taken into custody on suspicion of criminal damage and being armed with an offensive weapon when he allegedly went on a rage, slamming his vehicle into several others and allegedly arming himself with a machete to attack a resident in broad daylight in Road Town, Tortola, yesterday, Monday, November 11, 2019.

November 5th, 2019
RVIPF officers complete ‘close protection training’ in Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda– Eight officers from the Armed Response Unit of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have successfully completed a six-week Close Protection Training Course in Bermuda and, according to Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews, the training will equip the force to provide broader range of policing responses.

October 30th, 2019
'There is a sex trade operating in the VI'- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commissioner of Police (CoP) at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Mr Michael B. Matthews, in admitting that an active sex trade exists in the Virgin Islands (VI), says while the force is cognisant of the industry, they are unsure about how to tackle it.

October 29th, 2019
Jacqueline E. Vanterpool @ helm of RVIPF would be a 'fantastic story'- CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With Superintendent at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Ms Jacqueline E. Vanterpool having some 27 years of service under her belt and now a place in the UK College of Policing’s prestigious Strategic Command Course (SCC), many have been speculating whether she is being primed to become the next local Commissioner of Police.

October 29th, 2019
UPDATE: VG drug bust a joint effort between VI & USVI authorities- RVIPF

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The major drug bust on Virgin Gorda on Sunday, October 27, 2019 was a joint operation between the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) authorities.

October 29th, 2019
Truck driver in fatal accident @ Duffs Bottom surrenders to police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The truck driver who fled the scene of a fatal accident at Duffs Bottom, Tortola, on October 23, 2019 has since turned himself over to police.

October 12th, 2019
Supt Vanterpool selected for prestigious UK training programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Superintendent at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Ms Jacqueline E. Vanterpool has been successful in her application to undertake the UK College of Policing’s prestigious Strategic Command Course (SCC) and will now head to the UK to undertake the course.

September 24th, 2019
‘Expect heightened police presence for Karen’ - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands on Tropical Storm Warning as TS Karen is expected to track through the territory by Tuesday morning, September 24, 2019, Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews says citizens can expect to see heightened police presence on the roadways.

September 19th, 2019
‘Persons charged are held in custody for too long’- Snr Police Officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Pointing to several cases as examples, a senior police officer said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is not applying the same rules to persons who are of “low means” in their custody.

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