The Virgin Islands Police Department is currently recruiting the very best men and women to serve as police officers.
For more information please contact the VIPD Personnel Office at the following numbers:
- 340 712 6096
- 340 712 6087
- 340 712 6086
To become a police officer, you must be:
- between ages of 20 and 44;
- a U.S. citizen;
- a high school graduate;
- of good moral character as determined by investigation under an established procedure;
- finger printed and be subject to a search made of local, State and National fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record;
- found, after examination by a licensed physician or surgeon, to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental conditions that might adversely affect exercising the powers or duties of a police officer.
- not have been convicted, by any State or Territory or by the Federal Government, of any crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal, Territory or State prison; nor shall the person have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish pattern of disregard for the law;
- interviewed by a Police Officer Selection Board to determine such things as a applicant's appearance, background and ability to communicate;
- take and pass a civil service examination. (Applicants who possess an associates degree or a bachelors degree in any field or have served in the U.S. Military may have this requirement waived.)
Finally, you must undergo up to six months of training at the Virgin Islands Police Academy.