questions for the locals
I've been looking over the website for a little while now and it's really helpful. I do, however, have some questions that really only a local would know.The plan is to move to St. Croix in about 13 months when I graduate college. From what I gather there isn't a very large younger crowd. Is this true or is the demographic pretty even among the age groups? Also, the Virgin Islands is described as a slow laid-back place but does anyone have any information about the policing field? I'm a criminology major and I can't seem to find any information about local law enforcement. Also, this is an easy question but what time zone is St. Croix on? I'm assuming it's eastern standard but not sure. Any information would be helpful. Thanks 🙂
We're on Atlantic Standard Time all the time.
Did you check their website http://www.vipd.gov.vi ?
If you are on Facebook you might check their FB Page "US Virgin Islands Police Department".
There is a lot of crime here.
We are on Atlantic Standard Time, no daylight savings.
there is a decent younger population, but with your major... stay very far far away from VIPD and work elsewhere. Wanna come down after college and work? that's fine, but starting on in VIPD...
I guess if you can't figure out what time it is the VIPD would be OK.
tongues firmly in cheek on this poster's question, i see... 😎
honestly, the vipd is in need of good recruits and they have worked mightily to increase their presence and profile in neighborhoods... checking out the web link posted by rotorhead will give you a good start on finding out their aims and goals. and if you are on facebook they do have a page...
yes, there is crime here in the u.s. virgin islands... and though i know there are corrupt police officers, things are changing and they are being found out and prosecuted and jailed if it comes to that. they cannot be everywhere, there are not enough of them, and the majority of them want what's good for all of us.
many of the young people who are perpetrating these crimes on each other, are the forgotten babies of 15-20 years ago when human services and programs that provided intervention had budgets that were gutted, in my opinion, in favor of political cronyism. it's sickening, and these babies who raised themselves are now grown up and we have do deal with them as they deal with each other.
but i believe that we can work it out. the community is becoming more involved every day in assisting law enforcement.
i love the u.s. virgin islands!!!
there is a most definatly younger crowd on stx most live and frequent the westend they go.., to rainbow beach,sunset grill and the lost dog all in fredrecsted[spelling} the problem is al of us stx posters are old timers but i can asure you there is an extremly laid back group on the west end..heythat is where the parents of our 2 beloved godsons live gd bless and enjoy that is the beauty of stx ther is a niche and place foreveryone..lily