PHILIPSBURG:— Under the supervision of Chief Commissioner Denise JACOBS, the immigration department has recently fallen under the Police and they are fully operational. Like the other parts of the Police, the aim is to further professionalize the immigration. In several areas also work is already underways, such as in the field of information and service.
In collaboration with the Royal Marechaussee and VDSM (Veiligheidsdienst), the Police department is now working to shape the so-called Advanced Passenger Analysis system. The Police are seeking to establish an automated system for analyzing passenger information and to implement this in cooperation with the airport.
On November 16, 2016, Mr. Willem Mudde from the Royal Marechaussee in the Netherlands gave a presentation to the Police, VDSM (Veiligheidsdienst St Maarten), Port and the Royal Marechaussee in Sint Maarten on the operation of the system. The aim is to involve the customs in this and hopefully in the near future to ensure the implementation at the harbor.
KPSM Press Release.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Presentation APIS (Advanced Passenger Analysis Information System).