Police practice safety measures as holiday season approaches

PHILIPSBURG–As the holiday season gets closer, the Police Department, as is customary, issued several safety measures for residents. The Police Department remains proactive with regard to prevention of crime according to Acting Police spokesman Steven Carty.

One measure taken by Police was the Robbery Awareness Programme which started earlier this year. Businesses are urged to implement that information. Management of the Police Department stresses the importance of the community to be vigilant particularly at this time of year. “It is important that we look out for each other because if one business is victimized it affects us all,” according to the Police.

If anyone sees anything suspicious, they should not hesitate to contact the Police by calling 911. Residents are also urged to follow basic safety practices to prevent being victimized, e.g. purses being snatched, being pick pocketed or being followed. Items of value should always be placed out of sight. For more information or tips please contact your CPO or visit their Facebook page, Police Force of Sint Maarten.

Additional safety measures being implemented are increased patrols in marked and unmarked vehicles and meetings with the various community groups. The Detective Department is working diligently to resolve the pending cases. Persons with information are urged to call 542-2222 ext 175 or 176. Persons wishing to remain anonymous should call 9300.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/61963-police-practice-safety-measures-as-holiday-season-approaches