Press Release

Office of the Deputy Governor
Royal Virgin Islands Police Force
Release Date:
Thursday, 4 February 2021 - 1:28pm

Veteran public officer and retired Deputy Governor Mrs. Rosalie Adams, OBE, has been appointed to lead the Police Service Commission.

The Police Service Commission is responsible for advising the Governor on  appointments to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, as well as disciplinary matters relating to police officers. As Chairwoman, Mrs. Adams will ensure that the Police Service Commission carries out its work in an impartial and fair manner.

Deputy Governor Mr. David D. Archer, Jr said that with more than 50 years of experience in the Public Service, Mrs. Adams is highly qualified to carry out this role.

“Mrs. Adams has served in many areas across the Public Service and has a   reputation for being very effective at her work, but also for being fair-minded and kind,” Mr. Archer, Jr. said, adding, “I am grateful that she is willing to continue her service by taking on this new role.”

Mrs. Adams was awarded the OBE for services to the British Virgin Islands in 2018. She has also served as Acting Governor; led the BVI Honours Committee and the BVI Diabetes Association; and has been active in numerous other community-based organisations.

Section 97 of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007 empowers the Police Service Commission to advise His Excellency the Governor on appointing, disciplining and removing members of the Police Force. Additionally, the commission advises the Governor on any complaints made by the public in relation to an officer.


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CAPTION: Mrs. Rosalie Adams


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