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VIPD Seeking to Hire Police Auxiliary Officers

Virgin Islands Police Week

The Virgin Islands Police Department is hiring Police Auxiliary Officers. Auxiliary officers work a 30-hour week and the starting salary is $30,715.

What is the Police Auxiliary?

The Virgin Islands Police Auxiliary is an organization of concerned and committed individuals joined together to supplement and support the Virgin Islands Police Department. These dedicated men and women study, train and exercise to prepare themselves for the challenging tasks of assisting regular police officers in their duties, helping with civic activities and events, and a host of other duties in service to our community.

The work is frequently demanding, and often difficult, but it brings to the members the sense of fulfillment and personal satisfaction that comes from belonging to an organization of law enforcement professionals.

Who can join?

According to the V.I. Code, “The selection of persons for enlistment in the Police Auxiliary shall be made in an impartial manner and without discrimination against any person on account of creed, race or color.”

Department policy further directs that religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status shall not automatically disqualify one from enlistment in the Police Auxiliary.

In order to maintain a positive professional image and high standards of integrity for all U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department law enforcement representatives, VIPD maintains strict qualifications for the position of Police Auxiliary Program member.

In order to quality for membership in the Police Auxiliary Program, you:

Must be a citizen of the United States

Must be at least 21 years of age and less than 46 years of age prior to application

Must be a high school graduate or equivalent

Must pass a thorough background check, the extent to be determined by the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department

Must have high moral and ethical standards

Must be willing to comply with all applicable U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department policies and procedures

Must never have been convicted of a felony crime or other offenses as determined by the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department

Possess a current and valid Virgin Islands driver’s license at time of appointment

Must have a strong desire and commitment to serve the U.S. Virgin Islands community and its citizens

Members of the Police Auxiliary assist and supplement the regular members of the Virgin Islands Police Department in a wide variety of different duties and assignments. From partnering with a patrol officer to delivering a speech at a Neighborhood Watch meeting, the duties to which the Police Auxiliary member may be assigned vary greatly.

Possible duties include:

Provide Security at Public Functions

Safety/crime prevention presentations

Assist police as ride-along officers

Foot Patrol

Traffic control

General clerical/data entry office work

Managing Neighborhood Watch programs

Business and First Watch programs

Dissemination of Crime Alerts

Enforcement of Handicapped Parking

Minor offense complaint processing

Crime scene security

Victim follow up

Fleet maintenance duties

Parade duties

How do I apply?

All applicants who are interested in applying for the police officer position should fill out an application by going to the following links:

St. Croix – https://vipd.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/b356ee5e-2a46-c1fb-848e-0306927ec10f/apply?source=1321793-CS-28707

St. Thomas/St. John – https://vipd.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/65816c5d-8029-e7a7-fac1-aefc381b6655/apply?source=1321796-CS-28707

Application Process

The application process for the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department Auxiliary Service is as follows:

  1. Completion of an initial application
  2. Application review by Auxiliary Service coordinator or designee
  3. Interview with the Police Auxiliary Service coordinator or designee and an interview board
  4. Physical Agility Test
  5. Completion of comprehensive background packet
  6. Background investigation, to be coordinated by the Police Auxiliary Service coordinator
  7. The background investigation will include at a minimum a criminal history clearance, fingerprints to be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Motor Vehicles clearance, NLETS/NCIC clearance, financial history clearance, local criminal history clearance, personal references and employment history.
  8. Psychological Evaluation
  9. Medical Evaluation
  10. Completion of Training Academy

If there are any questions, contact Jamale Griffin, police recruiter, at 340-712-6039.

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