V.I. Police Department Officer Derrick Callwood was honored in July and Detective Cassandra Vincent was honored for the month August as part of the department’s Officers of the Month program on St. John.
Callwood joined the department in 2002 and has been assigned to the Leander Jurgen Command since August 2003. Callwood made several arrests during the month of August, including Aggravated Assault and Battery, Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Endangerment and Destruction of Property.
The VIPD officer is described by his supervisors as having great leadership skills and a relentless worker, who takes initiative to perform his duties to the highest standards.
He also assists the detectives assigned to the Command when suspects are picked up for interviews or to be arrested for various offences.
Detective Vincent is a six-year veteran of the VIPD and was assigned to the Leander Jurgen Command in 2004. She was then assigned to the St. John Criminal Investigation Bureau in February 2007.
During August, Detective Vincent made several arrests involving crimes committed on St. John including Grand Larceny, Burglary in the second and Burglary in the third.
Detective Vincent is the only investigator assigned to the St. John Criminal Investigation Bureau. She investigates all cases, does her own leg work, works diligently and relentlessly under trying circumstances. Vincent is described as always having a positive outlook.
“It’s a pleasure for me to commend the police officers of the month for a job well done,” said VIPD Commissioner Novelle Francis. “These officers have shown dedication, leadership, and the true spirit of service to the Virgin Islands community. Special acknowledgements go to the Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association for hosting the presentations and providing incentives for the officers and to the St. Thomas Community Integration Team for assisting in the revival of this moral building community partnership.”