PHILIPSBURG:--- The Police Force of St. Maarten KPSM has begun implementing an action plan based on the ministerial decree, issued by the Minister of Justice, to reduce the fights and other illegal acts committed in and around the schools especially in St. Peters and South Reward.
To tackle these types of behaviors and lay a foundation to reduce incidents, KPSM recently put together a team of officers to carry out actions around the schools.
These operations have yielded the following positive results. In the last few days, police have been patrolling the school district in the morning and afternoon. Since then, it is noticeable that fights in and around the school have decreased significantly. It is further noticeable that the disorderly behavior happening has also greatly declined in and around schools.
Other actions will be undertaken by KPSM to further safeguard everyone in the affected areas.
Police held information sessions at schools.
In an ongoing effort to bridge the gap between the Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM and students of Sint Maarten, a group of police officers is conducting a series of information sessions at several schools.
On September 16, 2021, two police officers made a presentation at Learning Unlimited Preparatory School. Majors J. Boyrard and I. Woodley with the police K-9 Oscar demonstrated how an arrest is made via the police K-9 deployment.
After, they explained to the students the types of police dogs and their skills.
The KPSM management team expresses gratitude to Learning Unlimited for inviting the officers.
KPSM Press Release.