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East Ender
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I just saw this on the Source. Someone was looking for a police job recently? http://www.vipd.gov.vi/work_with_us/work_with_us.aspx

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Topic starter Posted : March 31, 2008 1:38 pm
Marty on STT
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Wow, I'm amazed at how low the pay is!! No wonder our system is so corrupt!
http://www.dopusvi.org/careers.aspx

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Posted : March 31, 2008 5:37 pm
Trade
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Remember a few years back when there was a scandal about Gov. Turnbull's police escorts or guards making over $125K a year with overtime?

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Posted : March 31, 2008 9:13 pm
sandsunsurf
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Interestingly, I am looking to transfer to USVI PD, and have found few threads addressing the Police on the islands. I did read BNPD's post and the few responses. It seems that not many Police officers are reading the vimovingcenter forums. I have dozens of questions, but not many people able to answer them.

Between the VI News and various posts, it's obvious that corruption has been a problem in the past, along with a lack of community support. While bringing new blood and a different attitude about law enforcement will help correct this, does the government truly want a change? Even more importantly, do the citizens want this type of change?

Does anybody reading this happen to personally know anyone in any law enforcement agency on the islands that would be willing to talk to me about life as a cop on the islands?

Thanks in advance...

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Posted : April 1, 2008 1:13 am
Marty on STT
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Here in the VI, we always seem to do what's always been done, with no real demand for change. I don't think the VIPD is going to change, regardless of 'new blood' that may be brought in. In my experience, I've only seen ONE cop that wasn't from here...doesn't mean that there aren't more, but I've only run into one). As far as talking to another cop about what it's like here, I think the only one that would be open to 'honest' communication, would be that one officer from America. You might try to get Officer Roberts (I think that's his name...maybe his first name is Robert? I dunno for sure) by calling the PD and just asking for the contact info for the white cop. Maybe another option would be to talk to the gun dealer that sells all the cops their ammo? He's been on island for something like 20 years and he knows them all very well. PM me for his contact info...

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Posted : April 1, 2008 11:15 am
Betty
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You would be much better off going to usajobs.gov and try applying for a federal law enforcement job out here. It will take you longer but I think you will be much happier with the job.

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Posted : April 1, 2008 11:18 am
Julie_barstow
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I know people from both sides of the fence...local and federal law enforcement.

Go federal!! They seem to be happiest and make mucho mas dinero!!

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Posted : April 4, 2008 2:18 am
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