Tuesday, February 25 – Officers and staff of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force were given a personal tribute from the Acting Governor Mrs. Inez Archibald during the annual Commissioner’s Commendation and Awards Luncheon held on Monday (February 24).
The event, which forms part of the Police Week observances, celebrated the work of well over 45 officers in the categories of exemplary policing, exemplary leadership and meritorious conduct. Officers are annually recognized for achievements over and beyond the call of duty.
Guest Speaker for the ceremony Acting Governor Mrs. Inez Archibald, in her presentation, detailed the role that officers have played in her personal safety and that of her family and the role that officers play in the safety of the community. She also detailed the difficult work that officers must continue to carry out in Virgin Islands where 113 nationalities are represented and extended her personal gratitude.
The public is invited to join the RVIPF as they continue its Police Week observance with the International Food and Drink Night at the Road Town Police Station on Wednesday night at 7pm. Tickets are on sale at $10. The public is also invited on Friday to the ever popular Bingo Night. Cash prize is $1,500. Other prizes include a flat-screen televisions, trips and cellular. Food and drinks will be on sale. Action starts at 7:30pm at the Road Town Police Station.
Final event for Police Week is the Dog Show at the Festival Village Grounds. Agriculture Department will be on hand to registered dogs on the day. Enter your dog for a prize.
Police Week is being celebrated from February 23 to March 1 under the theme, “Crossing the cultural barriers to better serve our neighbourhoods.”