Chiefs of police held meeting on Sint Maarten
On Friday May 13th the KPSM hosted the chiefs of police at a meeting between the chiefs of police of Curacao, Aruba and Sint Maarten. These meetings are held every six weeks, in a rotating manner on each of these islands to discuss the many issues each island is confronted with and to improve and maximize the working relation between the police forces.
During the recent meeting which was held on Sint Maarten one of the main topics of discussion was the issue of manpower. The KPSM is struggling seriously with the lack of manpower, nevertheless it has been able, with limited manpower and resources managed to keep the crime figures below average for the first five months of 2016.
The KPSM has been in discussions and requested the assistance six extra persons from the Netherlands for the increase in manpower, however to date this has not materialized.
The police chiefs from Curacao and Aruba have shown their complete willingness to temporarily assist the KPSM with the necessary manpower until this matter is resolved. (See pic of chief of police during meeting. From L. to R. Chief of Police of Sint Maarten Carl John, Chief of police of Curacao and Chief of police of Aruba Dolfi Richardson)
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