80.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Monday, May 16, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesChamber of Commerce Endorses White for Top Cop

Chamber of Commerce Endorses White for Top Cop

Acting Police Commissioner Henry White Jr.The St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Friday endorsed Acting Police Commissioner Henry White Jr. for confirmation by the 29th Legislature.

The endorsement followed a two-hour meeting between White and the chamber’s board of directors. According to a news release from the chamber, the discussion touched on a wide range of public safety issues, including gangs, drugs, weapons, professional training and the VIPD’s consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.

“It was a frank and sobering discussion and our board members were unanimous in their highest respect for Acting Commissioner’s White candid responses, high standards and professionalism,” said St. Croix Chamber President Stuart Logan.

White is a veteran of more than 30 years in local and federal law enforcement. He started out as a patrol officer in New Jersey and later served as a detective, state investigator and spent 22 years as an FBI special agent.

Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)

He was nominated for the position of police commissioner by Gov. John deJongh Jr. in November and was given a favorable report by the Senate Rules Committee earlier this month. His nomination will be considered by the full Senate at its next full session, probably in February.

White thanked the chamber for its backing.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce.” White said. “I look forward to working as a team with chamber members in addressing the changes that need to be made to restore safety and peace to our territory.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,713FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
44 minutes ago
Virgin Islands Source

Rays, Lady Hawks, and Lady Barracudas Crowned 2022 IAA Volleyball League Champions

The final day of the 2022 St. Thomas/St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association Volleyball League was filled with four exciting games played at the MCM Center on Saturday afternoon.

Read Full Story by Mark J. Daniel: stthomassource.com/content/2022/05/14/rays-lady-hawks-and-lady-barracudas-crowned-2022-iaa-volley...

📸: 2022 St. Thomas/St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association Volleyball Varsity Girls Champions – Charlotte Amalie High School Lady Hawks. (Photo by Mark Dan#visourceS#thesourceS#usvi #USVirginIslandss#news #caribbeani#LocalNewsalNews
... See MoreSee Less

Load more

Acting Police Commissioner Henry White Jr.The St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Friday endorsed Acting Police Commissioner Henry White Jr. for confirmation by the 29th Legislature.

The endorsement followed a two-hour meeting between White and the chamber's board of directors. According to a news release from the chamber, the discussion touched on a wide range of public safety issues, including gangs, drugs, weapons, professional training and the VIPD’s consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.

“It was a frank and sobering discussion and our board members were unanimous in their highest respect for Acting Commissioner’s White candid responses, high standards and professionalism,” said St. Croix Chamber President Stuart Logan.

White is a veteran of more than 30 years in local and federal law enforcement. He started out as a patrol officer in New Jersey and later served as a detective, state investigator and spent 22 years as an FBI special agent.

He was nominated for the position of police commissioner by Gov. John deJongh Jr. in November and was given a favorable report by the Senate Rules Committee earlier this month. His nomination will be considered by the full Senate at its next full session, probably in February.

White thanked the chamber for its backing.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce.” White said. “I look forward to working as a team with chamber members in addressing the changes that need to be made to restore safety and peace to our territory.”