911 DISPATCH ! 911 DISPACTCH from Gendarmerie ! »
MARIGOT/PHILIPSBURG:— On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017, early in the afternoon, Sébastien MANZONI, the Commander of Compagnie of St MARTIN and St BARTHELEMY received the visit of the representatives of the Dutch police on the occasion of a working project of inter-border police collaboration, in the Operation center of St Martin’s gendarmerie ( COG),
On February 03rd, 2017, a previous visit was made by gendarmes in the Dispatch Center of Dutch side (911 ).
After a general presentation of the department and demonstration on the computing equipment gendarmerie, it was directly tested, in English, the communication with both emergency centers, under the terms of one: ” 911 dispatch! 911 dispatch from Gendarmerie! ” with the radio line specially dedicated to them.
The aim is the fight against criminality, in the respect of the application of the articles mentioned in the Decree of n°2015-1270 on October, 13rd, 2015*.
In the interest of efficiency face to offences or blatant crimes ( armed robbery, murder, assault, thefts of vehicles… This new process allows to communicate and to exchange, in English, immediately any description of authors or vehicles, or their way of flight (escape), this new means will allow spreading the necessary means for their arrest… over each of their territories.
(* dealing with the agreements between the Government of French Républic and Government of Netherlands concerning the Island cooperation in terms of police and judicial cooperation matters in Saint-Martin, signed in Paris, October 7th, 2010)
Source: St. Martin News Network
Police collaboration with the emergency services of the Gendarmerie and Dutch Police.