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VIPD Motorpool Technicians Successfully Complete Continued Ford Fleet Training

The technicians/mechanics of the Virgin Islands Police Department continued another segment of its Ford Fleet Training to properly maintain the department’s Ford Fleet, the V.I. Police Department commissioner announced Tuesday in a press release.

Technicians and mechanics receive hands-on training. (VIPD photo)

The overview of the Ford Fleet Training included, but was not limited to, the following topics:

  • FDRS (Ford Diagnostic Repair System),
  • IDS (Integrated Diagnostic System),
  • Ford Transit Connect,
  • 6.7 Diesel and Gas Engine Performance

Training included instructor lead lectures, how the systems operate, and proper diagnostics strategies using the Ford IDS and FDRS scan tools and Factory workshop publications (Workshop manual, PC/ED-Powertrain Control/ Emissions Diagnosis and wiring diagrams) located in OASSIS/PTS. The goal of Ford Fleet training is to give the fleet technician/mechanic the skills, knowledge and competencies to diagnose and repair the Ford vehicle utilized in their fleet motor pool, according to the press release.

Technicians/mechanics attend instructor lead lectures. (VIPD photo)

Courtney Woods, the Motor Pool supervisor, thanked the commissioner for signing off on the training and mentioned that, once again, all the trainees passed the course.

“This is a step closer to getting to industry standards. This will afford us the opportunity to
maintain the department’s vehicles instead of taking them elsewhere for repair,” Woods said.

Courtney Woods, Jr. (Acting Supervisor on St. Croix)
Shorwn Schulterbrandt (Acting Supervisor on St. Thomas)
Winston Parris, Jr.
Johnny Cornelius
Gabriel Reed Sr. (SOB, K-9 St. Thomas)
Donnell Samuel (Detective, Marine Unit)
Gregory Bennerson (Detective, Marine Unit)
Dirk Marshal (Detective, Marine Unit)
Mr. Kacy Harrison (Property and Procurement, St. Croix)
Mr. Ashawn George (Property and Procurement, St. Thomas)

The Virgin Islands Police Department continues to support and provide its personnel with
training to help in better serving the community, the release stated.

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