Events Announced for Police Week 2023

The Virgin Islands Police Department will commemorate and honor the past and present men and women who have answered the call to protect and serve the Virgin Islands community during the Police Week celebrations. Police Week is recognized nationally.

“National Police Week offers honor, remembrance, and peer support while allowing law enforcement, survivors, and citizens to gather and pay homage to those who gave their lives in the line of duty,” according to the National Police Week website.

On St. Thomas, Police Week will be held from May 12-21 and on St. Croix from May 15-20.

The schedules are as follows:

St. Thomas/ St. John Police Week Committee Schedule of Events

Friday, May 12

  •  Crowning Reception of Mr. & Miss Law Enforcement at Catherine Berge from 7:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 13

  • Firearms Competition “Who’s On Target” at Bovoni Range from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Drawing of the Mother’s Day Raffle at Bovoni Range from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 14

  • Presenting Gift Baskets to the Mothers in VIPD Monday, May 15
  • National Police Memorial Day Law Enforcement Parade & Laying of the Wreath from 3:00p.m.-until. Starts at Griffith Park on Veteran’s Dr. area to Alexander Farrelly Justice Complex
  • Short Memorial Program at Alexander A. Farrelly Justice Complex Courtyard from 6:00 p.m.- until Tuesday, May 16
  • Open House at All Police Zones from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17

  • Career Day on St. John (Kindergarten thru 4 th Grade) from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Costume Karaoke Fun Night & Battle of the VIPD DJs at Kartion Racing, Estate Thomas, from 7:00 p.m. – until Thursday, May 18
  • Career Day on St. Thomas (Kindergarten thru 4 th Grade) at Joseph Aubain Ball Park, Frenchtown, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • LEO Game Night at Joseph Aubain Ball Park, Frenchtown) from 8:00 p.m. – until Friday, May 19
  • “Funky Fly & Fresh” Old School 70’s Night Aboard the Kon Tiki w/ Spectrum & DJ Nick from 7:00 p.m. – until (LEOS ONLY) Sunday, May 21
  • Ride Out (Motorcycles/Convertibles/Bugs) from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Leos only). Starts at Fort Christian Parking Lot & ends at Magen’s Bay Beach
  • Family Beach Day from 1:00 p.m. – until at Magens Bay Beach (Shed #1)

St. Croix Police Week Committee Calendar 2023

Monday, May 15

• Motorcade to Gravesite Visits – Line up at 7:00 a.m. at Patrick Sweeney Headquarters Parking lot

• Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at the Police Pavilion

• Candlelight Vigil at Ann Abrahamson Marine Facility at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 16

• Ancilmo Marshall Comman Open House at 11:00 a.m.

• Night of Bowling (VIPD vs. AG’s Office) at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17 

• Special Operations Bureau Open House (Breakfast) at K9 Building

• Kickball Game at 6:00 p.m. at Castle Coakley Softball Field

Thursday, May 18

• Reminiscing with the Retirees at Police Pavilion at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 19

• Wilbur Francis Command Open House at 11:00 a.m.

• Softball Game at 6:00 p.m. at Castle Coakley Ballpark

Saturday, May 20

• Annual Pig Roast hosted by CIB & Altona Lagoon at 11:00 a.m.