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Police Step Up Motor Patrols Of High Crime Areas Like Hospital Ground And Savan On St. Thomas: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department continues to make its presence known with motor patrols of the high crime areas in St. Thomas.

On Sunday, VIPD officer Shahim Skeete was on Guttets Gade near the Weekes and Weekes Bakery in Savan.

“Police Officer Shahim Skeete patrols Savan and Hospital Ground as part of VIPD Community Policing initiative,” the VIPD said.

VIPD officer Shahim Skeete patrols the areas of Hospital Ground and Savan on Sunday.

While residents of those areas welcomed the increased patrols of Hospital Ground and Savan, they also asked if officers could occasionally do foot patrols as well.

“Great, but they need to park the cars and walk around the neighborhood,” Armitage A. Allembert wrote on Twtter.

The VIPD issued a tweet on Twitter at 2:12 p.m. Sunday referencing its Community Policing Initiative.

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