SAFETY TIPS 2010 from The Police Force of Sint Maarten for the Christmas Season

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 

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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

on you.

– 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

from you.

– 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."