Getting assistance from other regional law enforcement agencies might become something the British Virgin Islands is entitled to receive.
That is according to Commissioner of Police, Michael Matthews. He and other police commissioners from British Overseas Territories are currently meeting in Miami in the United States to explore the possibility.
“That’s one of the discussions we are having – how we take that forward as an agreement amongst all the commissioners,” Commissioner Matthews said this week.
If the top cops agree on mutual aid and interoperability between police forces across overseas territories, officers in the Royal Virgin Islands Police will also be subject to deployment to other territories.
“We had officers in Bermuda and the Cayman in the past. We may get the call in the future to assist elsewhere as well … We all recognize as commissioners that sometimes when you have extreme events just like what we had here last September, you can’t always manage everything on your own and sometimes when you’re trying to get back on your feet you need that little bit of extra assist,” Matthews added.
The police commissioners’ meeting will start today and last until Friday, March 9.
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