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Graduation Ceremony for Peace Officer Recruits to be held on St. Thomas

U.S. Virgin Islands - The Virgin Islands Police Department, St. Thomas District will be hosting the graduation ceremony for Peace Officer Recruit Training Class 2023-1 on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Elridge Wilburn Blake Sports and Fitness Center.

There will be nineteen graduates taking on their duties in various law enforcement agencies as follows:

Office of the Virgin Islands Marshal

  • Kenneth Arthur

Virgin Islands Police Department

  • Shernel Daniel
  • Cashun Frazer
  • Tisharn Hobson
  • Jerome Liddie
  • Vernise Monsanto
  • Akyla Peters
  • Leon Pickering
  • Marlen Prensa
  • Jodie Welsh
  • Layeesha Ellis (Auxiliary Officer)
  • Vaughn Francis (Auxiliary Officer)
  • Dulijah Hill (Auxiliary Officer)
  • Shamarley Royer (Executive Security Unit)
  • Julien Stuart Auxiliary Officer)
  • Tawana Thomas (Auxiliary Officer)

Virgin Islands Port Authority

  • Juan Gil
  • Tamara Hodge

Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority

  • Raul Williams

The ceremony is open to our media partners to capture the moment as these nineteen Peace Officers are sworn in.

We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the new Peace Officers.


  • U.S. Virgin Islands