Members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) stationed at the Road Town Police Station will soon benefit from a $245,000 upgrade to their quarters.
The contract to commence works on the station was signed on Monday, October 5, between the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) and Kendol Arthur of K & C Construction Ltd.
Speaking during the ceremony which was carried live on social media, Deputy Governor David Archer Jr. said the undertaking represents hope for security.
“Hope that can lead towards a more stable, robust economy, that robust economy would lead towards persons feeling comfortable to do business with the territory and also to visit,” the Deputy Governor stated.
He added, “So this project is critical, but it is very important that persons who work day in and day out to serve and protect us will now be in a better place of safety, and the men and women of the RVIPF they deserve that comfort.”
Meanwhile, Governor Augustus Jaspert said it was essential to create a work environment for the police officers that is “fit for purpose.”
He informed that the $245,000 contract would go towards important areas of need.
He explained that work will see critical improvements to the station by improving the security fence to make sure it’s a safer compound, improving some of the offices, putting in place proper air conditioning where officers have been suffering and making it a fully restored, rejuvenated building.