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NCJ Number: 47435 Find in a Library
Title: ROYAL VIRGIN ISLANDS POLICE FORCE - ANNUAL REPORT, 1977
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Royal Virgin Islands Police Force
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Royal Virgin Islands Police Force
Tortola, Virgin Islands
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE ORGANIZATION, OPERATION, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND ACTIVITIES OF THE ROYAL VIRGIN ISLANDS POLICE FORCE ARE REVIEWED FOR THE YEAR 1977.
Abstract: FORCE INTERNAL ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION IS REVIEWED, AND POLICE PERSONNEL DISTRIBUTION, RANK, AND LEVEL-OF-EXPERIENCE ARE PRESENTED. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON INTERNAL AFFAIRS, FACILITIES, AND EQUIPMENT IS INCLUDED. RECRUITMENT EFFORTS CONTINUE, PARTICULARLY IN THE AREA OF LOCAL RECRUITMENT, AND INCLUDE LECTURES ON POLICE CAREERS AT HIGH SCHOOLS. INSERVICE TRAINING HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR FORCE MEMBERS, PRIMARILY CONSISTING OF WEAPONS TRAINING. COMPARATIVE CRIME FIGURES FOR OFFENSES FROM 1973 THROUGH 1977 ARE PRESENTED BY TYPE OF OFFENSE. THERE WAS A 26-PERCENT DECREASE IN TOTAL CRIME IN 1977 COMPARED TO 1976. THIS DECREASE IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO INCREASED PREVENTIVE ACTIVITIES INCLUDING A DUTY OFFICER SYSTEM, MORE PATROLS IN COMMERCIAL AND TOURIST AREAS, AND DISTRIBUTION OF POLICE ADVICE PAMPHLETS AMONG TOURISTS. A 9.8-PERCENT INCREASE IN OFFENSES AGAINST PERSONS WAS SEEN IN 1977. HOWEVER, PROPERTY OFFENSES WERE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER: SIMPLE LARCENY DECREASED 22.5 PERCENT, AND BREAKING AND ENTERING DECREASED 31.4 PERCENT, AND BREAKING WERE 16 PERCENT AND 29.5 PERCENT RESPECTIVELY. SIMPLE LARCENY CONTINUED AS THE MOST PREVALENT OFFENSE. FORENSIC AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT AIDED IN THE FIRST MURDER INVESTIGATION IN 5 YEARS. A HIGH STANDARD IN STATISTICAL DATA RECORDING HAS BEEN ACHIEVED, AND TRAFFIC DATA WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE COMING YEAR. DUTIES AND ACTIVITIES OF SPECIALIZED BRANCHES ARE DELINEATED, AND ADDITIONAL POLICE DUTIES ARE OUTLINED. TABULAR DATA FOR CRIME REPORTS, INVESTIGATIONS, AND DISPOSITIONS ARE INCLUDED. (JAP)
Index Term(s): British Virgin Islands; Foreign police; Police annual reports; Police organizational structure; Police personnel
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