Although this police department is divided into two districts, St. Thomas/St. John and St. Croix, we remain one police department dedicated to the safety and security of all of our residents and visitors.
On behalf of the entire VIPD I welcome you to the United States Virgin Islands. Whether you are visiting us for business, pleasure, or plan to move to America's Caribbean -- St. Croix, St. Thomas or St. John, my staff and I truly hope your stay is a pleasant and uniquely fulfilling experience. W e are committed to the safety and well being of our residents and every visitor who grace our shores. Each member of this organization is equally dedicated to serving your needs, and earning an exceptional level of trust by holding themselves to the highest standards of professionalism. The Virgin Islands Police Department is a prepared organization dedicated to providing a safe environment and premier police services.
As a proud, diverse, and culturally enriched people, Virgin Islanders are friendly, vibrant and hospitable. The Virgin Islands as a whole is a gem in the Caribbean, whose patriotic unity is interwoven in strong fabric - Virgin Islands pride. During your stay, please feel free to explore the beauty, splendor and tranquility of St. John, the charm or Paradise, with its duty-free shopping - St. Thomas, and the place where the best of both worlds meet - St. Croix, where exclusive historical treasures, magnificent beaches and shopping can all be found on the big island
To be considered for a position with the VIPD, candidates must pass the Police Officer Written Exam, which is designed to measure cognitive ability, observational skills, and mental acuity. While passing the written test is mandatory, it is not a guarantee of a job.
Candidates may be waived from sitting the written examination; if the following criteria are met:
All applicants who are interested in applying for the Police Officer position please fill out an application by going to the following links:
The VIPD prepared this booklet to assist you in achieving your best score on the upcoming VIPD Police Officer's Entrance Exam. To download these kits, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
In order to be considered in the hiring process, candidates must first pass the Police Officer Written Exam.
In addition, candidates need to pass a drug and alcohol screening, background investigation, and Interview Board. Candidates must pass all medical, physical, written psychological and oral psychological examinations.
Candidates can be disqualified if they have been convicted of felony, petit larceny or any offense that shows disrespect for the law or a tendency toward violence. Those who have been dishonorably discharged from the military or terminated from a job for poor behavior or not adjusting to discipline also may be disqualified.
Physical Ability Test:
This physical abilities test is designed to test a person's physical strength, muscular endurance, coordination and agility by performing basic physical tasks that professional police officers will use throughout their career.
The Hiring Board will interview the top candidates. This Board may be made up of representatives from the Police Department. The Board will then make recommendations.
A complete and thorough background investigation will be conducted on each candidate to whom a conditional offer of employment has been extended. The purpose of the background investigation and record check is to assist the department in reaching a determination regarding each candidate's suitability for employment.
A qualified psychological or psychiatric professional will conduct a complete and thorough psychological evaluation. Each candidate will be administered a variety of psychological tests and participate in a variety of procedures and exercises, the purpose of which will be to identify a variety of personality, emotional, and psychological characteristics, traits, qualities, attributes and tendencies.
Medical Evaluations :
A complete and thorough medical will be conducted on each candidate to whom a conditional offer of employment has been extended. A licensed physician will conduct the medical examination. The medical examination will be conducted for the purpose of ensuring that a candidate possesses the general health status necessary to perform the essential job functions of a Police Officer.
A career with the VIPD means a solid benefits package that includes paid vacation, paid sick leave and retirement funds. Compensation includes holiday pay, and uniform allowance, along with opportunities for overtime.
Starting Pay $30,000, Top base pay $60,000
Starting Pay $36,021, Top base pay $60,453
Starting Pay $41,500, Top base pay $70,776
Starting Pay $47,500, Top base pay $75,958
Starting Pay $53,000, Top base pay $80,674
Career Incentive Pay
Newly hired employees who qualified for this incentive, must have earned a college degree or college credits in police science, and criminal justice, including criminology, forensic science, accounting, psychology, public administration or business administration
*Including holiday pay, uniform allowance, night differential, career incentive pay and overtime, police officers may potentially earn an additional $30,000 per year in compensation.
#45 Mars Hill Frederiksted, USVI 00820
Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas, USVI 00802