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RVIPF will continue to receive outside support

November 22nd, 2017 | Tags: RVIPF overseas officers Michael B. Matthews
The latest contingent of Bermudian officers after being sworn in. Photo: RVIPF
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) will continue to receive reassurance patrols and firearm support from Cayman and Bermudian Police officers right into the new year.

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews noted that both British territories have committed officers to the task of providing the needed security to the Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

"We are immensely grateful to both the Cayman Islands and the Bermudian Police Forces for extending the rotation of officers for a longer period in the Territory and providing the needed support to our officers as we continue to serve through this vulnerable period. Certainly having these experienced officers on the ground equipped with patrol, firearm and even investigative capabilities allow for more officers to be on the streets and to provide a fresh perspective on the challenges we still face as businesses and homes are rebuilding. At the same time, their presence allows local officers to take leave and get their own homes in order."

With the holiday season approaching, the Commissioner will use the additional officers to provide the needed reassurance within communities and at functions particularly at night.

The first set of officers from both the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and the Bermuda Police Service were dispatched to the BVI in September shortly after the impact of Hurricane Irma on the Territory.

3 Responses to “RVIPF will continue to receive outside support”

  • weed (22/11/2017, 16:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Better they stay
  • Thanks (23/11/2017, 03:29) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    thank you guys for your dedication and your hard work. We hope that you enjoy the BVI while you are here. Please don't go back anytime soon.
  • fishpot (29/11/2017, 07:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    it is time to do something about the crime before xmas.


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