Biography of Former St. Croix Chief Arthur Hector, Sr.

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Arthur Hector Arthur S. Hector Sr. graduated from St. Croix Central High School in June 1986. While still in high school, in September 1984, he enlisted in the Virgin Islands National Guard Military Police, and in the summer of 1985 attended Basic Training at Fort McClellan Alabama. In June of 1986 shortly after his high school graduation, he returned to Fort McClellan, Alabama where he completed his Advance Individual Training (AIT) and returned to St. Croix. In November of 1987 Hector applied and was accepted as Virgin Islands Police Department police recruit and graduated as a Police Officer from the Police Academy on March 4, 1988.

Police Officer Hector was assigned to the Patrol Division from 1988 to 1989 and then reassigned to the Special Operations Bureau as a SWAT team member. He worked with the team from 1989 to 1992 until he was reassigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau as a Detective. While working in that capacity he sat the Sergeant’s Examination and received a passing score making him eligible to be placed on the promotional list. In 1996 he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned as a Patrol Supervisor from 1996 to 2001. In 2001 he was reassigned to the Special Operation Bureau as one of the Bureau Supervisors. Hector worked in that capacity until 2003 when he was selected to supervise the Youth Investigation Bureau and Domestic Violence Unit. He worked in that capacity from 2003 to 2006. While working in that capacity he sat the Lieutenant’s Promotional Examination with success and was promoted to Police Lieutenant in August 2006.

Hector was later deployed with the Military to Iraq for fourteen months and upon his return in November 2007 he was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau as the Second in Command of CIB Detectives. He worked in that capacity from 2007 to 2009 when he was deployed again with the Military to Kosovo as the Commander of the 661st Military Police Company.

Upon return from his deployment in 2010 he was assigned to the Police Commissioner’s Office as the Consent Decree Territorial Compliance Manager with the responsibilities of ensuring that the department move toward compliance with the Federal Consent Decree mandates. He served in that capacity from 2010 to 2012 when he was reassigned as the Territorial Director of Training for the Virgin islands Police Department. He is a twenty-five years veteran of the Virgin Islands Police Department.

His extensive Military career includes the following:

  • He was commissioned Second Lieutenant upon graduating from the Officer’s Candidate School at Fort Benning Georgia on August 16, 2001. He graduated from the Officer’s Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri in September 2003. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in January 2004. He was promoted to Captain in March 2008. He graduated from the Captain’s Career Course on October 3, 2012. He recently received his Federal Recognition to be promoted to Major on March 8, 2013. He has been assigned to the 104th Troop Command as the Training and Operations Officer. He is a twenty-eight year veteran of the Virgin Islands National Guard.
  • He was deployed with the 661st Military Police Company to Guantanamo Bay Cuba from January to June 2004 as the Platoon Leader.
  • He was deployed with the 786th Quarter Master Battalion to Camp Taji Iraq from August 2006 to October 2007 as the Assistant Operations Officer.
  • He was deployed with the 661st Military Police Company to Kosovo from August 2009 to May 2010 as the Company Commander.

His civilian education includes graduation from George Meany National Labor College with a Bachelor’s Degree in labor studies 2007. He is also a Graduate of Webster University with a Master’s Degree in Business and Organizational Security Management in December 2012. He is one of two certified Hostage Negotiators in the Virgin Islands Police Department.

He also has attended many courses and trainings both with the Virgin Islands Police Department and the Virgin Islands National Guard too numerous to mention.

He is married to Helen Hector and has two sons Kirk Grant and Arthur S. Hector Jr. and two daughters Kimberly Hector and Kelcia Hector.

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