SECURING OUR PORTS
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.
The 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.
VIPA's Law Enforcement Chiefs and Supervisors
You may pay a ticket in person by visiting the following locations:
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.
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:
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.