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VIPD K9 Corps Revitalized Thanks to Donation from Southland Gaming

Shaine Gaspard, CEO of Southland Gaming, and Jason Charles, Southland Gaming’s community outreach director, pose with Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor, Assistant Police Commissioner Mario M. Brooks, STT/STJ Chief of Police Steven Phillip and four officers from the VIPD K9 Corps at Police Headquarters in Charlotte Amalie. (Submitted photo)

In April, executives from Southland Gaming presented a donation of $43,000 to the Virgin Islands Police Department to revitalize the K9 Corps in the St. Thomas-St. John District. It will help to enhance the VIPD’s mission of crime-fighting across the territory.

On July 1, CEO Shaine Gaspard of Southland Gaming and Jason Charles, community outreach director at Southland Gaming, visited police headquarters to meet with Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor, Assistant Police Commissioner Mario M. Brooks, St. Thomas-St. John Chief of Police Steven Phillip and the officers of the department’s K9 Corps, along with the new police dogs. Assistant Police Commissioner Brooks thanked Gaspard and Charles for the donation from Southland Gaming, stating, “Promise made, promise kept. This is a clear indication that Southland Gaming supports not only the men and women of the VIPD, but the community on a whole. We look forward to our continued partnership with Southland Gaming.”

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