Local officer Omesto Richardson receiving his certificate from Minister of Justice De Weever.
PHILIPSBURG–Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever honoured all members of the St. Maarten Police Force KPSM on Thursday, June 14, during a ceremony held at police headquarters in Philipsburg.
The Police Force members were awarded certificates of appreciation as well as gold medals for their hard work and contributions in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September.
The certificates read, “In acknowledgement of your exemplary contributions and assistance rendered as a member of the Sint Maarten Police Force in the aftermath of the 2017 hurricane season, we recognize your commitment to serving and protecting your community and the island of St. Maarten.”
De Weever thanked the police forces of Curaçao, Aruba and the National Police Force of the Netherlands for their support and their tremendous input by going the extra mile to help maintain safety and security to get the island up and running again back then.
He expressed sincere gratitude for the work the police did then and the work they continue to do on a daily basis.
Police Force of the Netherlands officer Suzanne Groeningen receiving her certificate on Thursday.