There has been a gradual increase in business and residential crime in the Virgin Islands in 2020. Crimestoppers BVI is asking the Community to be extra vigilant at this time to ensure everyone’s safety as we work as a Community to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Business owners should stay alert and look out for people displaying any suspicious behavior, if the same vehicle is seen driving past regularly or the same person is seen lingering around, especially at opening and closing times. Vary your banking hours and ensure that more than one person takes the deposits. In preparation for the curfew, secure your businesses.
Residents should ensure that homes are securely locked, exterior lights on at night and valuable items are not in plain sight. Permanently mark items that could be stolen so that you can identify them to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).
RVIPF will be actively patrolling but they cannot be everywhere so it is up to the entire Community to be alert and aware of potential situations before they can happen. The RVIPF have operational plans in place to continue to tackle these types of offences.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Record the license plate number of suspicious cars and call the RVIPF.
- Write down a description of any suspicious-looking persons and call the RVIPF.
- Report any suspicious behavior or tips to the Crimestoppers RVIPF Contact email@example.com Emails will be strictly confidential and considered anonymous.
- Adhere to the VI Government curfew that requires every person in this community who is not an approved essential worker to remain at home during the curfew period. If you observe persons disobeying the curfew, please call the RVIPF.
Call the RVIPF at 311 or any emergency call 999/911.
Let us unite as a VI Community to ensure the safety of all citizens within the Territory.
Keiyia J. George, Executive Director, BVICCHA
(284) 494-3514 | firstname.lastname@example.org