VKS, local and Dutch police team up for holiday security

VKS Commander Antonio Rogers, Police Chief Commissioner Carl John and Uniformed Division head Chief Inspector Benjamin Gout.

PHILIPSBURG–Chief of Police Carl John and Volunteer Corps of St. Maarten VKS Commander Antonio Rogers met on Wednesday, November 22, for talks regarding the safety of the community and the working cooperation between the two entities.

  The VKS has been working under the supervision of the Police Force for quite a number of years with positive results. John and Rogers “are doing their utmost to improve this working cooperation,” a police press release said.

  The main topic of discussion was the upcoming tourist and Christmas seasons. A decision was taken that the Police Force, the VKS and the officers of the National Police Force of the Netherlands will jointly provide safety and security to businesses and the community during this season “as together we focus on getting the economy back on track.”

  Rogers promised to support this effort with no less than 10 VKS members daily. Chief John gladly accepted this offer.

  John said during the meeting that he is very proud of the local police officers who worked prior to, during and in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and continue to do so up to today to guarantee the safety and security of the community.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/71200-vks-local-and-dutch-police-team-up-for-holiday-security