Tag: Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor

VIPD Officer Charged For Submitting Fake COVID-19 Test Result To USVI Travel Portal

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Virgin Islands Police Department officer has been charged with submitting a fake COVID-19 test to the territory’s online portal. Annette Foy, 53, was arrested on St. Thomas at 7:44 a.m. Sunday by an enforcement officer with the Health Department as part of the COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima […]

Police Show Off Their New Duds In ‘New Uniform Reveal’ Carried Live On Social Media

FREDERIKSTED — Virgin Islands Police Department officers donned their new uniforms in what was dubbed a “reveal” on social media. The actual display of the uniforms took place behind the modular offices of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Estate Golden Grove on Thursday afternoon. Police top brass and rank and file were joined by […]

Op-Ed From Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor Regarding The Death Of George Floyd

We observe yet another death of an African American man through non-combative interaction with law enforcement. George Floyd of Minnesota died as a result of an officer’s pressed knee to his neck for an extended period of time during an arrest. Mr. Floyd was heard pleading for his life as he repeatedly stated, “I can’t […]

100 Hot Meals Donated to VIPD Officers Thanks To Naturi Naughton

FREDERIKSTED – The officers of the Virgin Islands Police Department, St. Croix District, were beneficiaries of 100 plates of food, donated by actress Naturi Naughton of “Power” fame. The food donation, organized by the Office of the Delegate to Congress, was presented to the officers on Sunday at the VIPD Administration & Police Operations building […]

POLICE COMMISSIONER: Increased VIPD Patrols In Hospital Ground After Recent Fatal Shootings

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After experiencing three homicides in as many days in the Hospital Ground area, Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor walked the neighborhood, meeting with residents there this weekend. The Virgin Islands Police Department is focused on reducing violent crime and enhancing the quality of life of residents of Hospital Ground, Commissioner Velinor said. The […]

Op-Ed: Trevor Velinor Comments On VIPD Testimony At Legislative Hearing

On February 7, 2020, Deputy Commissioner Celvin G. Walwyn and St. Croix District Police Chief Sidney Elskoe provided testimony to members of the Virgin Islands Legislature regarding crime strategies and accomplishments of the Virgin Islands Police Department. I appreciate our leaders standing tall and representing the Department. During the hearing, at least one Senator, although […]

VIPD Training Academy Renews With Recruit Classes In St. Thomas and St. Croix

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department’s Training Academy has begun new law enforcement recruit classes on St. Thomas and St. Croix. The classes started on January 13. In the St. Thomas/St. John District, there are 17 recruits in the VIPD Training Academy. In that class there are 13 VIPD recruits, two employed by […]

Don’t Be A Burglary Victim This Holiday Season: Hide TV, Appliance Boxes: VIPD

FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor is urging the public to avoid becoming a burglary victim this holiday season. It is proven nationally that burglaries spike during the Christmas season. The VIPD is urging the community not to place the empty boxes of appliances and televisions in front of their homes for trash pickup. […]