Committee on Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety

Please be advised that the 35th Legislature’s Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, and Public Safety has scheduled a legislative committee hearing for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2024, in the Cleone H. Creque Legislative Conference Room on St. John. This is an in-person hearing.

 BLOCK I      10:00 A.M.

 Public Safety Update – This update marks the second meeting dedicated to addressing public safety and security issues on the island of St. John. During our previous meeting, on November 9th, 2023, committee members moved to subpoena the leadership of the Virgin Islands Police Department to compel their attendance.

Invited Testifiers:

Honorable Ray Martinez, Commissioner, V.I. Police Department

Daryl Jaschen, Director, V.I.T.E.M.A.

Mr. Antonio Stevens, Acting Director, V.I. Fire and Emergency Medical Services

Mr. Steven Phillip, Chief, V.I. Police Department

Mr. Clayton Brown, Deputy Chief, V.I. Police Department

Ms. Sandra Colbourne, Captain, V.I. Police Department

Mr. Bob Malacarne, President, St. John Rescue

Ms. Carmen Wesslehoft-Hedrington, St. John Resident, V.I. Taxi Association

Mr. Lawrence Randhansingh, President, V.I. Taxi Association

Ms. Sharon Coldren, Volunteer President, Coral Bay Community Council

Ms. Myrtle Barry, St. John Resident, Concerned People of the V.I.

Mr. James Penn, St. John Resident, V.I. Taxi Association




Jan 31 2024


10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Cleone H. Creque Legislative Conference Room
Senator Kenneth L. Gittens


Senator Kenneth L. Gittens
(340) 773-2424
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