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SECURING OUR PORTS


Airport Rescue Fire Fighters


Adrian Kean, Fire Chief - Cyril E. King Airport
Arnold Payne, Fire Chief - Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

The brave fire fighting crew of our Airport Rescue and Fire Fighter (ARFF) team are available from 7 a.m. every morning, until the last flight lands at the airports on St. Thomas and St. Croix.  Our ARFF crew are trained specifically to extinguish aircraft fires. They assist airlines with removal of disabled aircraft at our airports. Our ARFF crew are also certified first responders and are often the first medical personnel on the scene if a traveler has an emergency at any of our airports.  Our ARFF team is always ready to respond.

In the absence of any emergencies, our crews take shifts operating and maintaining our fire trucks and inspecting our airport runways for fire and aircraft hazards. They also spend time practicing, training, maintaining their fire fighting and other emergency equipment as well as up-keeping the firehouse.

 

 Fire Station Tours

Tours of our airport fire stations are offered year round to schools, summer camps and other educational organizations.  The tours of the station are conducted by our fire fighters and include a detailed explanation of the role of airport fire fighters, a tour of the entire station, a show and tell of the fire fighting gear and the highlight of the tour - a ride onboard one of our fire trucks.  To schedule a fire station tour, contact our public relations office.

 


 

Virgin Islands Port Authority Law Enforcement Officers

POLICE OFFICERSThe Virgin Islands Port Authority's Law Enforcement Force consists of officers trained by the Virgin Islands Police Department.  All officers must meet the same requirements as the officers that serve the VIPD.  VIPA Law Enforcement Officer are responsible for the protection of life and property on all Port Authority facilities.  Officers monitor and enforce all laws  of the United States of America and local laws of the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Port police interact regularly with the public and must always display a courteous, firm and impartial demeanor when dealing with the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT CHIEFS & SUPERVISORS

ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN ST. CROIX

Edred Wilkes
Chief Law Enforcement Officer

  • Russell Smith, Lieutenant
  • Paula Duke, Sergeant
  • Selden Samuel, Sergeant

Louis Flynn
Chief Law Enforcement Officer

  • Orville Osborne, Sergeant
  • Melville Holder, Sergeant
  • Bill Rawlins, Sergeant

 


Parking Tickets

You may pay a ticket in person by visiting the following locations: 

St. Thomas
Superior Court of the Virgin Islands
Clerk’s Office-Traffic Division
Alexander A. Farrelly Justice Center
First Floor, East Wing Rm. 111
5400 Veteran’s Drive
St. Thomas, VI
(340) 774-6680
St. Croix
Superior Court of the Virgin Islands
Clerk’s Office-Traffic Division
R. H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex
First Floor, Rm. 101
RR 1 9000
Kingshill, VI
(340) 778-9750
St. John
Office of the Superior Court’s Cashier
Department of Motor Vehicles
Cruz Bay, St. John, VI
(340) 714-4920


Traffic tickets can be paid before the court date at the Office of the Cashier located at the Superior Court.  Paying a traffic ticket prior to appearing in court, you are admitting that the violation occurred. Therefore, there will no longer be a need for a hearing before a Judge.

You may get the court date information from the face of the ticket or you may contact the Traffic Division at the Superior Court in the judicial district in which the traffic violation occurred.

If you fail to  pay a traffic ticket, pursuant to Super. Ct. R. 153, the Court may issue a warrant for the arrest of any defendant who has failed to appear or answer a traffic ticket or summons duly served upon him and against who a complaint has been filed. Additionally, the traffic lien imposed pursuant to 20 V.I. Code Ann. § 497 shall be executed.

For more information about traffic or parking tickets issued in the U.S. Virgin Islands - including a  list of the fines - visit the VI Superior Court's Web site.

 

Booted Vehicles 

Vehicles left at airport lots in excess of 30 days or parked illegally on port property may be impounded.  You must obtain a release before you can pick up your vehicle. (Your vehicle might have been stored temporarily before moving it to a towing company lot.)

Owners/drivers of the vehicle are responsible to pay whatever towing and/or booting fees were assessed to the respective vehicle as a result of being impounded.  If VIPA contracted a towing company to move your vehicle, the towing company may collect both a tow fee and daily storage fee. Fees assessed by the tow company are not negotiable with the VI Port Authority and cannot be waived by any official of the Authority. 

Fees are accepted in cash, visa or master card, certified checks or money orders only at any VIPA cashier office. Impounds related to an arrest may require a district attorney's release.

Documents required for release:

  • Your receipt indicating your fines have been paid (if applicable)
  • Valid driver's license
  • Valid insurance
  • Proper ownership and registration papers
  • Agents for owner must provide the documents listed above in addition to a notarized "Letter of Authorization" that permits the agent to claim the vehicle for the owner.

Boot Removal Fee

 $125.00

 


 

Lost and Found

Items that are lost at our airport or seaport facilities may have been returned to our lost and found department.  You may report lost items here.  You may also call (340) 714-6667.

Please note that the Port Authority is not responsible for items lost at our facilities, nor can we locate items left off of our property - for example: items left in taxis, hotels, onboard the airplane or cruise ships, etc.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Transportation Workers Identification Cards (TWIC)

The Transportation Worker Identification Credential, also known as TWIC®, is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels. TSA conducts a security threat assessment (background check) to determine a person’s eligibility and issues the credential. U.S. citizens and immigrants in certain immigration categories may apply for the credential. Most mariners licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard also require a credential. Regarding card usage and facility access requirements, please contact the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

(1) First, Apply Online

Complete the online application or you can complete the entire process in person at an application center.

 

(2) TWIC Enrollment Centers in the USVI

St. Thomas/St. John Only
 

ACC Building No. 2
University of the Virgin Islands
No. 2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas.

The days and hours of operation are:

Monday and Wednesday – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TWIC cards will no longer be issued at the Cyril E. King Airport’s security office.

 


St. Croix Only
Virgin Islands Port Authority
Safety & Security Office
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport Terminal - 2nd Floor 
Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

*Note*  Please do not call the VIPA airport office to schedule an appointment.  All scheduling must be done via the online application or by calling the 800-number:  
(855) 347-8371.
 

Appointment Dates:  Tuesdays ONLY
Appointment Times:  8:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
Closed: All local and federal holidays
 

(3) Application Process & Fees

  • Provide required documentation, be fingerprinted and take a facial photo. Bring your current U.S. passport or a driver’s license and birth certificate. See other acceptable documents.
     

  • Pay a non-refundable fee valid for five years with a credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier’s check. Cash is not accepted.

  • New applicant: $125.25
     

  • New applicant reduced rate: $105.25  (To be eligible for the reduced rate you must present a valid driver license with a hazardous materials endorsement, or a Free and Secure Trade card. Please note, if you select the reduced rate, your new TWIC card will be valid for five years from the chosen document’s issuance date.)
     

  • Replacement card: $60.00

 

  • You can have your card mailed to your home address or you can pick it up at the application center. You can check your status online at any time.

     

 

(4) Eligibility

You may apply if you are a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, naturalized citizen or a nonimmigrant alien, asylee, or refugee who is in lawful status.

Applicants may be ineligible due to:

 

VIRGIN ISLANDS PORT AUTHORITY
St. Thomas
St. John
St. Croix
161-A Subbase
PO Box 1707
St. Thomas, VI 00803
Theovald Moorehead
Dock & Terminal
Cruz Bay
PO Box 1707
St. Thomas, VI 00803
 
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport Terminal - 2nd Floor
Christiansted
PO Box 1134
St. Croix, VI 00821

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