Justice Minister Cornelius de Weever congratulating officers Previn Hodge and Hosea Hicks last week.
AIRPORT–Justice Minister Cornelius de Weever administered the oath to additional Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) security officers who successfully completed the auxiliary police course BAVPOL on July 12.
Security Department Supervisor Previn Hodge was sworn in once again during the brief ceremony, after 20 years of service. Hodge was part of the first group of auxiliary police officers of the former Netherlands Antilles. However, he had to be sworn in again under St. Maarten’s new country status.
Security Officer Hosea Hicks was also sworn in after he also completed the BAVPOL course in June 2016.
The two men are now auxiliary police officers. Auxiliary police are law enforcement officers who are associated with the Police Force, as they may provide support to full-time police officers.