About Us

VIPD police officers

VIPD Objectives

The primary objective of the Virgin Islands Police Department is to protect the rights of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possession, and to live in peace.

The Department serves the people of the Virgin Islands by performing law enforcement and public safety functions in a professional manner, and it is to the people of the Virgin Islands that the Department is ultimately responsible.

The Department is empowered by statute to perform certain law enforcement and order maintenance functions while recognizing the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons.

The functions of the Police Department may be appropriately categorized as Department objectives.

The objectives to which the Department are committed are:

  • Prevention of Crime
  • Deterrence of Crime
  • Apprehension of Offenders
  • Recovery and Return of Property
  • Movement of Traffic
  • Public Safety

Mission, Vision and Core Values


Our mission shapes our today. The VIPD mission is to protect people and property.


Our vision prepares us for tomorrow. Ours is to provide professional and responsive public safety service to all residents and guests of our territory.

Core Values

We can prepare for tomorrow if we believe in our values. They are:

  • Professionalism: Take pride in ourselves and the people we serve.
  • Accountability: Accept responsibility for our actions.
  • Communication: Effectively speak and engage for understanding.
  • Respect: Honor the rights, views and property of others.
  • Integrity: Act with high standards of honesty and ethics.