Biography of U.S. Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Henry W. White, Jr.

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Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Henry W. White Jr. earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety Administration from the William Patterson University in Wayne, New Jersey and obtained graduate credits and a certificate in Public Management from the University of Southern California, certificate in Executive Development from the FBI Academy in Quantico, GA, Post Certification, Austell GA, And GA Police Chief Executive Program for Columbus State University.

Mr. White is a 30 year veteran in law enforcement and recently fulfilled a National Security position with the Federal Government in Washington D.C. Mr. White served for 22 years as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the Philadelphia, New York, Buffalo and Washington, D.C. Headquarters.

Mr. White joined the Navy after graduating from high school and six years later he was honorably discharged and joined the East Orange, New Jersey Police Department where he worked as a patrol officer, detective and patrol sergeant with local, county and state law enforcement. During his tenure, Mr. White represented East Orange for 2 ½ years as an investigator for the Essex County Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Additionally, Mr. White served as a State Investigator in the Diversion Investigation Unit of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice.

From 1976 to 1998, Mr. White has held various positions within the FBI to include Field Supervisor to the FBI’s New York office (the largest in the nation), Supervisory Special Agent, Coordinating Supervisory Special Agent, as well as positions as Assistant Inspector-In-Place, NY Office Violent Crimes Coordinator and as Acting Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge. Mr. White served as an FBI headquarters supervisor/program manager and additionally performed as an instructor to new agents and FBI National Academy attendees at the FBI training facility in Quantico, Virginal. Mr. White retired in 1998 as a Special Agent in the FBI’s Rochester Resident Agency, Buffalo Division.

From 2003-2004, Mr. White served as Police Chief of Henry County Bureau of Police Services where he led the 208 member police force. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. White performed in an administrative and confidential capacity as a Personal Service Contractor for the FBI’s Counter Terrorism Division Program at Washington D.C. From 2009 to 2011; Mr. White has worked as a Criminal justice Consultant before accepting the appointment as the US Virgin Islands Police Commissioner.

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