PHILIPSBURG:— The residents of the St. Peters, South Reward, Ebenezer, St. Johns and Saunders area, were invited to a Town Hall Meeting which was held on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 7 PM until 9 PM at the St. Maarten Academy PSVE campus in Ebenezer.
Community Police Officer Inspector Richards who is assigned to those communities was quite pleased with the turnout and he gave an extensive PowerPoint Presentation to those who attended to meeting. Safety tips, updates on the crime situation in the communities, testimonies of the crime situation to date and the establishment of the community WhatsApp group chat were among some of the key topics of the evening. The discussion on Crime Prevention through environmental design (CPTED) provided the community with tips on how to take precautions against becoming a victim, making sure the surroundings of your home is clear and visible at all times.
Towards to end of the meeting the floor was opened for the community to ask questions. They were given the opportunity to give feedback on how the crime in their area was combated based on the topics that were discussed in a prior town hall meeting held by CPO Richards. A resident of Weymouth Hill gave her account on how the WhatsApp group chat was a major success in not only combating the crime in the area but also bringing the community closer together. Officer Richards ended the meeting on a positive note encouraging the community to “say something if they see something and Report, Report, Report.”
KPSM Press Release
Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/28808-town-hall-meeting-a-success.html