Flag, Seal & Patch

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The Official Flag of the VIPD

The Official Flag of the Virgin Islands Police Department incorporates the shoulder patch that has served as the symbol of the VIPD since 1981,The perfect circle of gold chain symbolizes the strength and unity of the Virgin Islands Police Department through oneness of mind and body of all its members.

The center focus of the flag is the newly adopted seal for 2003, as the official seal of the Virgin Islands Police Department. The seal depicts the unique relationship between the noble, courageous and faithful profession of law enforcement and the diverse and colorful cultural heritage of the U. S. Virgin Islands. The seal is symbolic of Virgin Islands pride, which is finely interwoven in fabric of patriotic unity. The scroll with Protect and Serve?, The Motto of the Department at the bottom of the seal.

Gold trims encircle our islands, their familiar lush green slopes and the sugarcane mill, which dot our terrain. The navy blue of the Caribbean waters and light blue of our magnificent skies are the colors found in the police officers? uniform.

Fidelity and commitment to the service are embodied by the gold and blue colors of the seal and foreground of the flag. The red represents the sacrifice of blood and the green represents the islands that make up this great Territory. Centered are the unique islands we protect and serve, and which are dramatically supported on each side by the United States and Virgin Islands flags.

The laurel wreath depicts the spirit of cooperation that exists between local and federal agencies, and celebrates the achievements made through joint partnership.

 

The Great Seal of the VIPD

The Virgin Islands Police Department established an official Seal in 2003. Elements of the Seal were adopted from the shoulder patch displayed on the left sleeve of the police uniform shirt worn by the men and women who protect and serve the residents and visitors of the United States Virgin Islands. The patch was adopted in 1981 from a design offered to the Virgin Islands Police Department by Luis A. Alicea, a prominent St. Croix resident.

The seal depicts the unique relationship between the noble, courageous, and faithful profession of law enforcement and the diverse and colorful cultural heritage of the U. S. Virgin Islands. The seal is symbolic of Virgin Islands pride, which is finely interwoven in the fabric of patriotic unity.

The perfect circle of gold rope symbolizes the Strength and Unity of the Virgin Islands Police Department through oneness of mind and body of all its members. Gold trims encircle our islands, their familiar lush green slopes and the sugarcane mill, which dot our terrain.

The navy blue of the Caribbean waters and light blue of our magnificent skies are the colors found in the police officers? uniform.

Fidelity and commitment to the service are embodied by the gold and blue colors of the seal. The red represents the sacrifice of blood and the green represents the islands that make up this great Territory. Centered are the unique islands we protect and serve, and which are dramatically supported on each side by the United States and Virgin Islands flags.

The laurel wreath depicts the spirit of cooperation that exists between local and federal agencies, and celebrates the achievements made through joint partnership.

Dedication to Service, Honor, and Pride aptly proclaim the commitment of the Virgin Islands Police Department, which is Second to None.


The Official Patch of the VIPD

Virgin Islands Police Department's current should patch was adopted in 1981. The patch is worn of the left sleeve of the uniform shirt/blouse by the sworn men and women who protect the lives and property of residents of the Virgin Islands.

In designing the patch, a gold trim is used on a blue field. The navy blue was selected was the color for the Patrol's uniform. Centered on the patch are the three islands to be protected, supported on each side by the United States and Virgin Islands flags with old familiar windmill and slopes. The laurel wreath depicts the cooperation and achievements between the local and federal law enforcement agencies.

Purity and commitment to service are evident by the gold and blue colors on the patch. The red represents sacrifice of blood and the green, the three islands to be protected.

Dedication to Service, Honor, and Pride aptly proclaim the commitment to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

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