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"The Official Flag of the Virgin Islands Police Department incorporates the shoulder patch that has served as the symbol of the VIPD since 1981,The perfect circle of gold chain symbolizes the strength and unity of the Virgin Islands Police Department through oneness of mind and body of all its members.
The center focus of the flag is the newly adopted seal for 2003, as the official seal of the Virgin Islands Police Department. The seal depicts the unique relationship between the noble, courageous and faithful profession of law enforcement and the diverse and colorful cultural heritage of the U. S. Virgin Islands. The seal is symbolic of Virgin Islands pride, which is finely interwoven in fabric of patriotic unity. The scroll with Protect and Serve?, The Motto of the Department at the bottom of the seal.
Gold trims encircle our islands, their familiar lush green slopes and the sugarcane mill, which dot our terrain. The navy blue of the Caribbean waters and light blue of our magnificent skies are the colors found in the police officers' uniform.
Fidelity and commitment to the service are embodied by the gold and blue colors of the seal and foreground of the flag. The red represents the sacrifice of blood and the green represents the islands that make up this great Territory. Centered are the unique islands we protect and serve, and which are dramatically supported on each side by the United States and Virgin Islands flags.
The laurel wreath depicts the spirit of cooperation that exists between local and federal agencies, and celebrates the achievements made through joint partnership."
Johnny Andersson, 7 January 2005