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Gov. Bryan Names Military Veteran William Harvey New St. Croix Police Chief

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said Monday that former Virgin Islands Police Lieutenant and U.S. Army veteran William “Billy” Harvey is the new St. Croix District Chief of Police for the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Harvey, a highly-respected Virgin Islands Police Lieutenant, served 23 years with the Virgin Islands Police Department as a Patrol Sergeant, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Drug Task Force Supervisor and Training Supervisor. Harvey also served as a Zone Commander, Traffic Commander, and Territorial Training Director while with the department. 

“The community has high expectations for our Virgin Islands Police Department and our administration, and I believe the VIPD will continue improving on its operational success with Chief Harvey again in the ranks,” Bryan said. “He brings the required vigor to the post, as well as a wealth of institutional knowledge. He knows the community and his military operational background and his extensive police training and drug interdiction experience makes him the right person to lead operations in St. Croix. Chief Harvey will play an integral role in our administration’s law enforcement strategy.”

Harvey is a veteran of the Virgin Islands National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve where he served in various capacities including as a Military Police Officer and as a Military Corrections Officer.

Harvey joined the Virgin Islands National Guard in 1980 and continued his service to the nation as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, where he most recently served as a Physical Security Non-Commissioned Officer, and Antiterrorism Level II Non-Commissioned Officer.  

He was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait where he served as Protective Services Detail Non-commissioned Officer in Charge and Personal Security Officer (PSO) for both the Third Army Commander and Deputy Commander. He also deployed to Kosovo in support of KFOR 11, where he served as Operations Sergeant, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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