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RVIPF wants 15 new recruits for 2019

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is seeking 15 young, indigenous men and women to join its ranks in 2019. Photo: RVIPF/File
Further, Commissioner of Police (CoP), Michael B. Matthews says the force in its recruitment drive is looking to attract the sharpest and brightest amongst those who qualify. Photo: VINO/File
Further, Commissioner of Police (CoP), Michael B. Matthews says the force in its recruitment drive is looking to attract the sharpest and brightest amongst those who qualify. Photo: VINO/File
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.

The Police in a press release noted that they are looking to attract new recruits who are interested in a disciplined career in law enforcement which according to them, “fulfils its annual Cabinet-approved increase in the number of officers over the next three year period.”

Sharpest & Brightest – CoP Matthews

Commissioner of Police (CoP), Michael B. Matthews in a comment says further, the force is looking to attract the sharpest and brightest amongst those who qualify.

“In the past, attracting young persons born in the BVI to the Force has been challenging. But we know that there are many bright and capable young men and women within our community that want to be part of creating a safer, more law-abiding Territory to live in.”

The Top CoP added, “Ultimately, this is where they will live, invest their lives and raise their families. We want them to be part of creating the environment they want to live in.”

High School Diploma

The release further notes that to qualify, “persons will need a high school diploma or its equivalent and be between the ages of 18 and 30. The salary range is between $22,700 and $33,300.”

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2019, and the RVIPF notes that employment applications can be found by clicking the RVIPF tab on the Government’s website, www.bvi.gov.vg.  

4 Responses to “RVIPF wants 15 new recruits for 2019”

  • ... (07/04/2019, 13:06) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    they still not going hire locals
  • Hmm (08/04/2019, 08:49) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    I am calling on the new government, to really assess this recruitment process of police officers in the Virgin Islands. In recent years, I have never seen more recruits, BUT YET there is ZERO police presence on our roads, traffic laws are out of control, crime, etc. WHERE ARE THESE POLICE OFFICERS WE ARE CONSTANTLY RECRUITING??

    Also, there needs to be a proper balance with locals and expatriate officers.
  • stranger (08/04/2019, 11:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Indigenous communities, peoples, and nations are those that, having a historical continuity with pre-invasion and pre-colonial societies that developed on their territories, consider themselves distinct from other sectors of the societies now prevailing in those territories, or parts of them.
    It seems that no one in BVI qualifies for the job, unless you can show me Arawak, native person. In today's sensitive world, it is important to understand the words we are useing. As predominant population of BVI today is desending from the african slave workers broth to VI after they were colonised, the same population is therefore not "indigenous men and woman". I belive that facing the fact that all citizens have the same rights, it would be wise to simply call on citizens of BVI to apply for the job.


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