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Police & Courts

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Police Respond to Brookman Road Shooting

Police officers responded to gunshots in the Brookman Road area on Wednesday after the 911 emergency call center was alerted at 11:06 a.m.
V.I. Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor testifies about the department's proposed budget at a hearing Thursday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

VIPD Conducting Essential Community Engagement Survey

Input from the community to develop goals and initiatives inclusive of everyone is essential in effective policing.
Pedestrian-driver accidents across the Virgin Islands prompts action. (Shutterstock Image)

Man Charged in August Shooting in Oswald Harris Court

The V.I. Police Department on Monday arrested 46-year-old Dekumar Rogers, of Oswald Harris Court, charging him in a shooting that took place on Aug. 27 and left one man injured.

V.I. Health Care Fraud Task Force Launched

Federal and territorial officials and law enforcement officers convened virtually this month to take the fight against health care fraud to the next level, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.

Judicial Branch’s Administrative Order Resumes Certain Operations

The order, which goes into effect immediately, provides for a gradual resumption of court proceedings. Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, all proceedings other than jury trials, bench trials and certain substantive hearings will be heard remotely

VIPD Records Bureau Offices to Resume Service on Sept. 14

The Records Bureau offices will continue limited days and will be open only from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Judicial Branch Extends Modified Operations Consistent With Governor’s New Stay at Home Order

Administrator of Courts Regina Petersen advises the public that effective Tuesday, Sept. 1, and consistent with the Governor’s ‘Extended Stay Safe at Home Order,’ the judicial branch has extended its modified operations in response to the surge of COVID-19 cases.

Federal and Local Law Enforcement Receive Award for Drug Interdiction Effort

Federal and local Virgin Islands law enforcement officers, together with members of the Virgin Islands U.S. Attorney’s Office, have been selected to receive a national award for a drug enforcement task force investigation.

St. Croix Judiciary Receives $1.5M for Damages from Hurricane Maria

These funds will cover renovations and the cost to replace the contents for multiple facets of the district’s operations, including both courthouses, vehicles, and equipment for the Superior Court’s Rising Stars Steel Band Orchestra.
V.I. Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor testifies about the department's proposed budget at a hearing Thursday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

VIPD Details Methods to Request Police Reports and Background Checks

Due to Governor Albert Bryan Jr.’s Stay-At-Home Order, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Records Bureau is closed to the public until further notice.