I'm currently a police officer in Alabama, but have recently applied to the USVI PD. I have a few questions. If someone could assist me in finding the answers, I would be very grateful.
1) What is the general opinion of the Police Department and its officers? I've always heard horror stories about the corruption of police officers in the Caribbean, and would obviously not want to work for such a department. I know you always have a few bad apples, but would like to know if the officers are known to do their job with respect and consideration for the citizens they protect.
2)What would be a good area to look for an apartment? I'm a single white male in my twenties that likes to have fun, but I general stick to myself and a small group of friends. Also, as a police officer, I would like to know that when I first move to the island I don't move into a bad area and have my police equipment stolen the first day.
3)What are the gun laws like in USVI? Being a police officer, I am also a gun owner. I have back up weapons I use in my job now, and need to know how much of a pain it would be to bring my weapons onto the island.
4)What's a good local dive shop? I love diving, but would like to stay away from a tourist trap dive shop.
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.