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Internal Affairs & Applicant Screening Bureau

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 Vivianne Newton

Vivianne P. Newton

Acting Director


The Internal Affairs and Applicant Screening Bureau will conduct investigations of complaints alleging misconduct on the part of members of the Department. One of Internal Affairs’ primary functions will be to ensure the adherence to prescribed operational and administrative policies and procedures; it will maintain close liaison with both federal and other area law enforcement agencies. Applicant Screening personnel will investigate the background and personal characteristics of all persons seeking employment with the Department, preparing written reports regarding their findings, to include a recommendation as to fitness for employment. 

Information for Citizens

The VIPD is committed to constantly improving the quality of the relationship between the community and the department. A complaint brochure has been made available to the public regarding your rights as a citizen of you want to make a complaint against an employee of the VIPD.

Additionally, if your experience with a police officer of civilian employee was commendable we would appreciate is you would take the time to fill out this compliment form and return it to us in any of the following ways:
  • Fax: St. Croix: (340) 778-0470, St. Thomas/St. John: (340) 774-7020
  • Postal mail
    Police Operations & Administrative Services Building 
    45 Mars Hill 
    Frederiksted, VI 00840
  • email (note: in this case, you would need to fill the form, print it, scan it, and send it as an image attachment)
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