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Law Enforcement Recruits Graduate from Police Academy

New law enforcement officers listen attentively during VIPD commencement exercises on St. Croix on Friday, Sept. 17. (Submitted photo)

The Virgin Islands Police Department’s Training Bureau held graduation ceremonies in both districts for its law enforcement recruits.

On Sept. 8 at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas, 11 law enforcement officers and four auxiliary police officers received their oath of office. The law enforcement officers are:

Angenique Larcheveaux – Virgin Islands Police Department

Tanisha Ryan-Estevez – Bureau of Corrections

Jahmar Hodge – Bureau of Corrections (Highest Physical Fitness Award, Leadership Certificate)

Merian Pena Guerrero – Department of Justice (Highest Academic Award)

Antonio Christopher – Department of Planning & Natural Resources (Most Determined Certificate)

Senae Glasgow – Executive Security Unit

Khalisha Clarke – Virgin Islands Legislature

D-Ganric Callwood – Virgin Islands Port Authority (Highest Firearm Award, Commissioner’s Award)

Desta Williams – Virgin Islands Port Authority (Highest Physical Fitness Award)

Denisha Roberts – Virgin Islands Port Authority

Abigail Eli – Virgin Islands Port Authority (Highest Firearm Award)

The auxiliary police officers are:

Kavern Brathwaite (Highest Physical Fitness Award)

Delvin Duggins, Jr. (Highest Firearm Award, Leadership Certificate)

Aisha Somersall (Highest Academic Award)

Johwann Stuart (Highest Physical Fitness Award, Highest Firearm Award, Commissioner’s Award)

On Sept. 17 at the D. C. Canegata Recreational Center on St. Croix, 15 law enforcement officers and four auxiliary police officers received their oath of office. The law enforcement officers are:

Tishelle Cox – Virgin Islands Police Department

Alexis Dujon – Virgin Islands Police Department (Highest Firearm Award, Commissioner’s Award)

Shane Hector – Virgin Islands Police Department

Rasheeda King – Virgin Islands Police Department

Shamalia Lopez – Virgin Islands Police Department

Akima Benjamin – Juan F. Luis Hospital

Harold Johnson – Juan F. Luis Hospital

Charles Sealey, Jr. – Juan F. Luis Hospital

Shannon Nielsen – Juan F. Luis Hospital (Highest Physical Fitness Award)

David Isaac, Jr. – Bureau of Corrections

Talif Nurse – Bureau of Corrections (Leadership Certificate)

Chenelle Brady – Executive Security Unit

Darrette Serrano – Executive Security Unit (Highest Physical Fitness Award, Most Determined Certificate)

Martha Sankitts – Department of Planning & Natural Resources

Annais Jawahir – Virgin Islands Legislature (Highest Academic Award)

The auxiliary police officers who were promoted and will be working in the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) were:

Johnny Cornelius (Highest Physical Fitness Award, Highest Firearm Award, Commissioner’s Award)

Careeme Smith (Leadership Certificate)

Jonah Smith (Most Determined Certificate)

Tiesha Soto (Highest Physical Fitness Award, Highest Firearm Award)

Remarks were given by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Police Commissioner Nominee Ray Martinez. Both extended heartfelt congratulations and encouragement to the new officers as they start their new careers. The keynote speaker for the St. Thomas graduation was Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George; the guest speaker on St. Croix was St. Croix District Chief of Police Sean Santos.

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