Territory Criminal Justice Profile

U.S. Virgin Islands

BJA Investments

In Fiscal Year 2014, BJA provided more than $700,000* in state and local funds to U.S. Virgin Islands.

Justice Assistance Grant Program—State Formula $695,607
Other Direct Discretionary Funds $82,415

Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
*This amount does not include funding for national training and technical assistance programs that benefit all states and territories.

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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program—State Formula

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
Office of the Governor 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 2014 JAG Program $695,607

Other Direct Discretionary Funds

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
Office of the Governor 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Virgin Islands FY 2014 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT) Program $35,981
Office of the Governor 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Grant $36,366
Virgin Islands Department of Justice 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015 Virgin Islands FY 2014 John R. Justice Program $10,068

Officer Fatalities and Assaults

Between 2004 and 2013, 2 officers were feloniously killed (1 in 2011) and no officers were accidentally killed in the line of duty.

Drug Courts and Corrections

Drug Courts: 2
Source: National Drug Court Resource Center

Total Prisoners: 577
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (2014)

Regional Informations Sharing Systems® (RISS)

The Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC), a RISS Center, serves U.S. Virgin Islands. There are 10 U.S. Virgin Islands criminal justice agencies that are members of ROCIC.
Source: Regional Information Sharing Systems

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State Administering Agency (SAA)

Law Enforcement Planning Commission Franz Christian, Sr., Director


Total Population: 106,405
Population Under 18: 29,697
Population Over 65: 14,388

Source: U.S. Census (2010 est.)

State Investigative Agency

U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department Delroy Richards, Sr., Commissioner

U.S. Attorneys’ Office

Ronald W. Sharpe—District of U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

Homeland Security Agency

Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency Mona Barnes, Director http://www.vitema.gov