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Police Week continues with career expo this month

Deputy Police Commissioner Alwin James (left) and Police Commissioner Michael Matthews. (Photo provided)

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVPF) has kicked off its annual Police Week celebrations that comprises a year-long series of activities for 2020.

This year’s celebrations commenced with a church service last month and will be moving into a career expo scheduled for March 27 at the Road Town Police Station.

“This event will give the attendees an inside look at the various units and their functions within the RVIPF. It will also enable members of the community who may be thinking about a career in policing to gain a unique insight into the roles and responsibilities of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force,” the RVIPF has said.

Police Week is to commemorate 53 years of service within the BVI. And though it is customarily a week of activities, Police Commissioner Michael Matthews said the RVIPF wanted to ‘expand its ambitions’ in terms of connecting with diverse communities.

“The events throughout the year are focused on reinforcing our community ties and reminding all of us of the critical importance of the partnership and relationship with the people we serve,” Matthews explained.

He added: “I am particularly excited that our events include a Career Expo designed to encourage young local people to step up to the challenge of modern policing and play a part in the safety and security of the Territory. We have vacancies for Regular and Auxiliary officers this year and will continue with our strategy of expanding the force to ensure we can always deliver effective and efficient policing across the range of policing responses expected of us.”

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