The Virgin Islands Daily News says the government borrowed almost $8 million to buy the vehicles.
The newspaper reported, "The police must buy new cars every three years because of two collective bargaining agreements" if vehicles are more than three-years old or have logged more than 80,000 miles.
To get to 80,000 miles in three years, a vehicle would have to be driven 73 miles a day, every day.
Anyone who's driven past the St. John Police Headquarters in Cruz Bay might well scratch their head and wonder how any police vehicle on seven-mile long St. John could rack up that kind of mileage. Residents may also wonder because it is rare a police vehicle is seen anywhere other than parked outside Headquarters.