His Excellency Governor Daniel Pruce has announced the recruitment of an implementation manager by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to oversee the 138 reforms recommended in the recently published Review of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Bodies in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) report.

Governor Pruce made this announcement in a statement on Tuesday, confirming that the manager who arrived in the BVI sometime last month, has already begun work with the relevant agencies.

He emphasized the significance of this development, reiterating his commitment to enhancing the security of the Virgin Islands.

“As I said when I was sworn in as governor, the security of the Virgin Islands is my top priority. So I want to thank all those who have been involved in producing this comprehensive and thorough assessment of the full breadth of our law enforcement capability, covering agencies under my responsibility and those that fall under the elected government. This is an important opportunity for us all to improve and address the recommendations,” Pruce stated.

The governor also praised the proactive efforts of officers across various agencies who have already started acting on the recommendations.

“I pay tribute to their collective determination to complete this work,” he said, acknowledging the dedication and hard work of the law enforcement personnel involved.

Governor Pruce reaffirmed his commitment to collaborating with all stakeholders and the broader community to ensure the successful implementation of the review’s recommendations.

“We must focus on building law enforcement capabilities, so that those who live here feel more secure and that everyone has confidence in the law enforcement agencies,” he stated.