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VIPD Closes Firearms Bureau, Central Records Office To Combat COVID-19

FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor said today that the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) “is committed to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.”

“To that end, the VIPD is announcing that effective Monday, March 23, Central Records Bureau offices, Firearms Bureau offices and fingerprinting services territory-wide will be closed until further notice,” Commissioner Velinor said.

Chiefs of Police Ludrick Thomas of the St. Thomas/St. John District and Sidney Elskoe of the St. Croix District also ask the general public to report non-emergency incidents by calling 911, (340) 776-9110 in St. Thomas/St. John or (340) 772-9111 in St. Croix.

“Officers will still respond to crimes in progress or a crime in need of immediate follow up,” the commissioner said. “The VIPD regrets any inconvenience this may cause.”

For more information, please contact the Office of the Police Commissioner at (340) 774-2211 in St. Thomas or (340) 778-2211 in St. Croix.

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