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Raymond L. Hyndman Named Assistant Police Commissioner

March 31, 2010
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On March 30, Police Commissioner Novelle E. Francis, Jr. announced the appointment of veteran police official Raymond L. Hyndman as the Department’s Assistant Commissioner. Hyndman returns to the VIPD with more than 28 years of law enforcement experience. He has held every uniformed position in the department from Patrolman to Chief and has served as both a Special Assistant to the Commissioner and a Deputy Police Commissioner. Hyndman began his police career in February of 1971. A graduate of the Charlotte Amalie High School and the FBI National Academy, Hyndman has an extensive background in police science and administration.

Assistant Commissioner Hyndman brings almost three decades of experience to work in addressing the law enforcement challenges the community faces.

The announcement was made at a 10 a.m. press conference at police headquarters on St. Thomas. Local media attended as well as St. Thomas/St. John district Police Chief Rodney F. Querrard, Deputy Police Chief Dwayne DeGraff and Public Information Officer Melody Rames.

Police Commissioner Francis said he is relieved the search is over for an assistant commissioner. “I have been doing dual roles as commissioner and assistant commissioner for nine months. I’ve found the right person.”

Commissioner Francis said he and the Assistant Commissioner will work as a team. "What he knows, I will know and what I know he will know."

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