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RVIPF deploying marine assets & resources to protect borders- DCP Alwin James

- in effort to prevent coronavirus from entering Territory
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) will be working around the clock to heighten border patrols with the threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Photo: VINO/File
Deputy Police Commissioner Alwin James said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is working in partnership with HM Customs and is deploying its marine assets and resources to protect the Territory's borders especially in those vulnerable areas that we have identified. Photo: Facebook
Deputy Police Commissioner Alwin James said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is working in partnership with HM Customs and is deploying its marine assets and resources to protect the Territory's borders especially in those vulnerable areas that we have identified. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) will be working around the clock to heighten border patrols with the imminent threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) that continues to rock the world and has now arrived in the neighbouring United States Virgin Islands (USVI).

“The RVIPF is working in partnership with HM Customs. We are deploying our marine assets and resources to protect our borders especially in those vulnerable areas that we have identified,” Deputy Police Commissioner Alwin James remarked during an interview with Communications Officer Temulji O. R. Hughes of the Government Information Service (GIS) on Monday, March 23, 2020.

The VI has temporarily closed its ports of entry to inbound passengers but are still vigilant that persons may seek to violate this order.

All officers to remain in Territory

Meanwhile, DCP James also said, because of COVID-19, police officers who are due for their vacation would be affected.

“We had to make some difficult decisions, one of them was, for instance, to cancel or suspend leave outside of the Territory. So officers are not able to travel outside of the Territory because we want to ensure that we have the sort of resilience given a situation where the virus spreads at a very rapid rate in the Territory,” he remarked.

“Of course, if officers need rest and relaxation on island, we are still open to considering that to ensure their welfare,” DCP James added.

RVIPF to increase in numbers

The DCP mentioned that the RVIPF is about to see an increase in their numbers in the near future.

“We’ve got some officers who are just going to be graduating this week more or less out of training. So we are going to increase the numbers as it relates to our district stations to ensure that we have more resources out there,” he pointed out.

Additionally, about 80 police officers were trained in public order and public order command “so we are in a much better position.” 

“We have greater capabilities, and we are going to put up more high visibility patrols, we are going to keep the business community informed especially within the hours when their businesses close at 8:00 pm and remain close until 6:00 am.”

11 Responses to “RVIPF deploying marine assets & resources to protect borders- DCP Alwin James”

  • good (24/03/2020, 08:58) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    let keep vigilant border security alive after the current health conditions are over
  • Sheep’s (24/03/2020, 09:15) Like (36) Dislike (1) Reply
    When the blindfold comes off of the public faces and they see that its way deeper than a so call “virus” it’ll be too late, the average persons don’t see it, the whole world is under martial law over night, the dollar is crashing. We are headed into a cashless society, depopulation this was all done by design and y’all fell for it because you don’t question things and research, yall just believe in these governments that’s in bed together. They know how to play the game, it’s always problem, reaction, solution with them. Order out of chaos, they gave us the problem, wait for us to react and give us the solutions and it works everytime. I just hope when shlt hits the fan you guys can survive.


    Read and research for yourself https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XwTe3vH0R68&list=LL&index=6&t=0s
  • Top Secret (24/03/2020, 09:21) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Why reveal this ??? Ayo talk too darn much...Everybody want their 5 minutes of fame
    • nonsense (24/03/2020, 10:25) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Alwin always talking some nonsense.Strupps
      • @ nonsense (24/03/2020, 12:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Alvin reads from a prepared document he is only the D.C.P......the C.O.P is currently on social lockdown......that guest at that press conference should have been the 2 chaps from Buckingham Palace
      • He is the biggest RVIPF VIRUS (24/03/2020, 13:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        CRIMINAL VIRUS
  • I will say it (24/03/2020, 12:30) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    They are going to lock this whole Island down, no one coming in, no one going out. I am all for it if that is for the protection and safety of the country.
  • I’m tire of him (24/03/2020, 12:46) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    We really don’t want to hear from the power hungry governor
  • The Reaper (24/03/2020, 13:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not here for likes..U know..That’s way he never gonna be Chief In Command !!!!!!!!
  • Tom Jones Penn (24/03/2020, 19:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please this is a waste of resources. Come on Aldwin


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