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Local senior officer gets accepted into UK police college to study strategic command course

Superintendent Jacqueline Vanterpool. (BVI News photo)

A senior officer in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has been accepted into the UK College of Policing to study what is being described as a prestigious and advanced leadership training course.

Superintendent Jacqueline Vanterpool will be enrolled in the three-month programme called the Strategic Command Course from January 6 next year to March 19, 2020.

Through the course, Vanterpool will receive training in a combination of “highly demanding strategic exercises” such as operational, organisational and personal leadership, as well as strategic partnerships. The latter exercise aims to “develop and maximize the opportunities and benefits of working in public and private sector partnerships”.

“This is the most senior command training a police officer can undergo and selection for it is rigorous and highly competitive,” said Police Commissioner Michael Matthews while commenting on Superintendent Vanterpool’s acceptance into the course.

“I am delighted that Superintendent Vanterpool’s determination, hard work and dedication has resulted in a successful application. I wish her every continuing success. Her acceptance on the course is excellent news for her personally and for the future command of the force,” the top cop added.

Superintendent Vanterpool’s acceptance into the course comes a year after undergoing a six-week transfer to a UK-based law enforcement agency where she received a first-hand look into UK policing.

The female superintendent has said she welcomes the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other senior officers and executives after completing the aforementioned course.

Vanterpool further the Strategic Command Course “presents an opportunity for her among other senior leaders on the course to engage in a demanding and stretching programmes in preparation for transition to executive-level posts”.


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  1. EV says:

    Blessings and God’s guidance sis.

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  2. Proud Woman says:

    Congrats!!! Continue being an asset to the Police Force and the greater BVI community.

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  3. E. Leonard says:

    Supt. (the first woman to hold this position in the RVIPF) Jacqueline E. Vanterpool congratulations on your selection to attend the UK College of Policing’s prestigious Strategic Command Course! Your rise in the RVIPF is a demonstrated personal example of the positive rewards of perseverance, persistence, perspiration, aspiration and hard work; it is a career worthy of emulation. The altitude climbed is clearly a function of a positive attitude and active leadership. No doubt, she will make the RVIPF and the VI people proud; she will do a “bang up” job.

    Francis E., Lennard, her mom, is flashing a warm, heavenly smile. Wish you continued success on your latest endeavour. Stay strong, and stay focus. Wish you continued God’s richest blessing.

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  4. GWEN says:

    Congratulations Ms. Vanterpool. A great man said,”the world steps aside to let a woman pass if she knows where she is going”. Don’t allow the jealousy of narrow minded people inhabit your space. Turkeys cannot fly, but eagles can soar. Spread your wings. I am proud of you.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    She is verynice at her job she treat people with respect i wish her all the best in life

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  6. To Jacqueline Vanderpool says:

    Thank you so much for this report. It is the first report where the people can be happy and say kind things in every comment. No one else seems to deserve anything good, kind and truthful . Please read the comments about Sunak for example. That is just a taste.
    Most officers at your level all over the world must train as the technology and tactics are all new.
    I wish you a great training. So nice to know that the up coming leaders you train or that train, will have regular updates in training and the BVI will feel freedom, and security.

    We admire you, love you, and your inner beauty. Outer…without a doubt. It shines and it is strong and kind. I prayed for you. And God said” I placed the Armor Of God On Jacqueline long ago”. Congratulations! You will love the new PM Sunak. He is in your corner, and he will be very proud of you. Thank you so much again.

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