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    U.S. Virgin Islands Police

    Anyone here working for or has info on U.S. Virgin Islands Police - as in is it a good place to work?? How is the pay/benefits/any take home vehicles?? What is the hiring process like? I love the location as I am into the surfing scene and love the beach, but not sure about the locals and their relationship with the police -also cost of living. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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    Doesn't paY too well. $29.748 per year once you graduate from the academy.

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    Looks like a rockin retirement gig...

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    Don't know too much. spoke with a recruiter once. They are a full service Dept, though. EOD, K-9, Vice, Narccotics, SWAT, Marine, Det, etc. I think if you have an academy they will consider doing a shortened academy for you. Drive either GMCs or Chevy Trailbalzers mostly From what I can tell on their site. Contact the recruiters there.

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    Apparently they have over 100 openings...may as well send in an app. Guess this isnt too hot of a topic!
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    Do a internet search about them trying to lock up an ATF agent for a good shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHU View Post
    Do a internet search about them trying to lock up an ATF agent for a good shoot.
    Amoung other things.... I'd stick to the Mainland......but thats just me.....

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    I'd like to know how things relate from the mainland to the Islands. Is it basically the same job, or a completely different ballgame

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    I imagine its like being a cop in PR or Guam....U.S. Territories that obide by U.S. Common law.

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    Anyone else have anymore information on this? Me and a coworker want to look into this since we are both young and don't have families yet.

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    Ok, something to add...

    I was on the phone with the government personnel office 4 different times and finally I found the correct way to apply.

    She told me that I had to send an application to St. Thomas for the St. Thomas/St. John island district and then send another app to St. Croix in order to be considered for both islands even though it is all the same department. Can anyone comment on this, does this sound correct?

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    bump....im interested in this too. I just emailed them to find out what top salary is. Anyone have any idea besides the 30k for GRADUATION???

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    That is the salary. I was interested in it but after I did my homework on it... the reality set in.

    Flying there for testing would had cost me 1K every trip atleast. Then to make the 30K starting salary in a tourist driven area and the cost of living being outrageous. You could barely survive living there on that salary. I checked this place off my list.

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    So anyone ever pull the plug and process/accept job down in the Islands?

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    I went through part of their process years ago, very disorganized

    After about 8 months I just stopped hearing from them so I just went about getting a job in the states
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    The USVI are very much a 'locals' vibe when it comes to LEO work and enforcement. Lots of tourism work down there for people but it pays what local work pays. Gov't jobs are locked up pretty tight for people of the islands and if you're not familiar with that world you can just stop wasting any time on applying. They don't like 'mainland-land' type enforcement of the local and tourist scene. Also, if you are not able to speak more than one language you can forget it......Haitian creole, Spanish, Papiamento, etc.

    The USVI are three separate islands but one police command and each island has its ups and downs, both in people and cops. They are a U.S. territory but it can be compared to trying to become a cop in a different country. Its not some young-single-man-looking-for-fun type of gig in the islands before does 'real' LEO stateside. They prefer family men and most try and stay for an entire career.

    I mean, yeah its different, but imagine what it would be like to try and get hired on the Bangkok, Thailand police.....do you think they would be interested in some young American working in their town who can't speak the language and doesn't know the people.....NO.

    Lastly, things are done 'at island speed' so I'm not surprised they are slow to re-contact or just didn't at all. If they were interested in you they'd have let you know.
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