V.I.P.D., U.S. Attorney for V.I. Recognize Police Week; VIPD Hosting Weeklong, Territory-Wide Events
The V.I. Police Department is commemorating National Police Week with multiple events territory-wide beginning today, according to a release from the police department. Separately, in honor of National Police Week, U.S. Attorney for the V.I., Delia Smith is recognizing the service and sacrifice of federal and local law enforcement.
This year the week is observed Wednesday, May 11 through Tuesday, May 17, however the V.I. Police Department is hosting events through Saturday.
- Monday, May 16, 2022: Motorcade to gravesite visits – Line up at 7:00a.m. at Patrick Sweeney Headquarters parking lot. There will also be a Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony at 10:00a.m., at the Police Pavilion.
- Tuesday, May 17, 2022: Ancilmo Marshall Command Open House at 11:00a.m.
- Wednesday, May 18, 2022: Special Operations Bureau Open House at 10:00a.m.
- Thursday, May 19, 2022: Candlelight Vigil at the Ann Abrahamson Marine Facility at 6:00p.m.
- Friday, May 20, 2022: Wilbur Francis Command Open House at 11:00a.m.
- Saturday, May 21, 2022: Annual Pig Roast hosted by the Criminal Investigation Bureau and Reminiscing with the Retirees at Altona Lagoon at 11:00a.m.
- Sunday, May 15th, 2022: 9:00 a.m. Church Service at Nisky Moravian Church. 3:00p.m., followed by a Peace Officers Memorial Parade from Griffith Park to Fort Christian Lot.
- Monday, May 16, 2022: Open House at Zone A, C, & D and Youth Outreach with basketball, skateboarding and grilling at the Annas Retreat Basketball Court.
- Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 7:00p.m. Baseball Game Night at Joseph Aubain Ball Park Frenchtown VIPD vs. VIFS.
- Wednesday, May 18, 2022: 7:00p.m., to 10:00 p.m. bowling competition night at Chicken & Bowling.
- Thursday, May 19, 2022: Community Outreach Day. Meet and greet members of the community.
- Friday, May 20, 2022: Civilian Day Employee’s Breakfast Zone A
- Saturday, May 21, 2022: 6: 00p.m, Family Night at Fort Christian Parking Lot, to include sip & paint event.
“Our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day,” U.S. Attorney Smith said. “It is only fitting that we take time to recognize and thank them for dedicating their lives to keeping us safe.” Smith encouraged the public to show their appreciation and support for law enforcement by participating in the Police Week events, including the Virgin Islands Police Department Law Enforcement Day Parade on St. Thomas on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., beginning at the Emile Griffith Park and ending at the Richard Callwood Command, Zone A.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
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