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August 28th, 2019
‘RVIPF not the place to get rich’ - Dept CoP Alwin James to new recruits

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Commissioner of Police, Alwin James has warned new recruits that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), is not the place to get rich.

May 15th, 2018
Alwin James back on job, acting as CoP; Jacqueline E. Vanterpool acting Deputy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A few weeks ago our newsroom was the first to accurately report that Deputy Police Commissioner, Alwin James was hospitalised and had to be taken to Puerto Rico to undergo medical attention.

April 20th, 2018
Deputy Commissioner of Police Alwin James hospitalised

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our newsroom is that the Territory’s Deputy Police Commissioner, Alwin James has been hospitalised.

December 23rd, 2016
Violent & sex crimes sky-rocket in VI- 2015 RVIPF Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite reporting that there was a general reduction in crimes in the Virgin Islands, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) was concerned with the staggering 44% increase in violent crimes reported in 2015.

March 1st, 2016
'Culture of disrespect’ has taken firm root in VI society- Alwin James

EAST END, Tortola, VI – While the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has reported a reduction in certain types of crime for 2015, it has noted with alarm the amount of reports of serious assaults, drawing the conclusion that we are seemingly no longer our brother’s keeper.

September 24th, 2015
RVIPF adds purpose-built vehicles to its fleet

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The two of the first built-for-purpose police vehicles ever acquired by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force 9RVIPF) are now on the roads of Tortola, with the third one on its way.

January 29th, 2014
Missing child was not hurt – DCoP Alwyn James

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Commissioner of Police Alwyn James said there is no indication that 12-year old Siriena Wharton who was found in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, was hurt in any way.

January 22nd, 2014
UPDATE: Police encouraged by support in locating 12 year old girl

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police are following several lines of inquiry in locating Siriena Tyrella Wharton who was reported missing since 12 December 2013.

October 15th, 2013
Smartphone tracking device leads police to thieves

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Two men, in separate incidences, were arrested after stolen phones were found either in their possession or on property where they had been with the use of smartphone tracking software technology.

July 16th, 2013
$100,000 reward offered for info in Francis’ murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police are offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Cornel Melbourne Francis.

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