The Holiday Season in here again. Tourist season is in full swing and we are expecting quite a number of Cruise-ships coming into port. The Police Department wants to inform the general public that they should take the Safety Tips that are regularly given out in to account and put them to use. Making use of these safety tips may minimize the chances of them becoming a victim of a criminal act.
The police Department is doing its utmost in regard to safety for the general public and prevention of any criminal act against anyone in the community.
Police Force Of Sint Maarten
SAFETY TIPS 2010 The Police Force of Sint Maarten is offering these tips to help combat crime and criminals.
Remember the 3 A’s of Crime Prevention
1. Be Aware of your surroundings at all times.
2. Be Alert to suspicious people and vehicles.
3. Avoid dangerous situations.
If you are out for the evening:
– Turn on lights, radio or television so that it looks
like some-one is at home.
– Lock all doors and windows well, even if you are
just leaving for a few minutes.
– Don’t display items where they can be seen
from the outside.
– Park your car in a well-lit area and make sure
all windows and doors are locked.
– Avoid carrying a large amount of cash. Don’t
flash cash around and carry it in a safe place
– If you have to use the ATM-machine, pay close
attention to suspicious persons hanging around
the machine. If that’s the case pass up that
machine and find another.
– Carry all wallets in the front pockets and carry
purses close to your body.
– Keep your children close to you while attending
any activities and don’t let them get separated
– Pay attention to persons walking in front and
behind you. (Especially in crowded places
favorable for pickpockets)
– When returning to your vehicle or your home,
have your keys in your hands ready to open the
– Before entering your vehicle, check front and
rear and seats for any one that may be hiding
there. Lock doors immediately after entering.
– Ask your neighbor to keep a watchful eye out for
– Drinking and driving is a danger to everyone.
Remember that the risks of drinking and driving
are not worth it. If you choose to drink, don’t
drive. Make use of a designated driver or public
transportation. (Taxi or bus)
Make sure that you know where your kids are at
all times and that they are safe.
Most of all on behalf of the Police force of Sint Maarten, through the Public Relation Office, "We wish the entire community of Sint Maarten and it’s visitors a very safe Holiday Season."