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Arrest team is underfunded but its members are dedicated

PHILIPSBURG — The police force does not have the necessary financial and material resources to adequately set up, manage and guarantee the deployment of the arrest team. This appears from an inspection by the Law Enforcement Council into the organization and the deployment of the arrest team. On the other hand, the Council praises the quality More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 8th, 2023
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Minister Richardson: “Decision is vital to meet the pressing needs of the Pointe Blanche prison”

PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Justice Anna Richardson has reacted in a hurry to criticism from the police union NAPB about her decision to make the police force responsible for the detention center at police More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 6th, 2023
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Detention center becomes responsibility of the police force – union threatens with strike

PHILIPSBURG — The NAPB – the National General Police Union – has reacted with dismay to the decision by Justice Minister Anna Richardson to transfer the responsibility for the detention center More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 21st, 2023
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Chief Commissioner John addresses artificial intelligence during symposium in Aruba

PHILIPSBURG — Chief Commissioner Carl John delivered a compelling presentation about the use of artificial intelligence (AI), highlighting advantages as well as disadvantages at the symposium Human Factors More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 21st, 2023
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Law enforcement requires substantial investments

PHILIPSBURG — The Law enforcement Council made fifty recommendations in 2022 to improve the situation at the police force in St. Maarten. Eleven of them have so far been ignored, and five have been partially More...

By Online Editor On Tuesday, May 9th, 2023
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Law Enforcement Council: Most recommendations followed

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Law Enforcement Council (the Council), in its third sub-inspection as part of an overall review of particular recommendations related to the Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM), More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 13th, 2023
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Politicians join the debate about the go-slow action at the police force

PHILIPSBURG — The go-slow action at the Police Force has the full attention of politicians and the Ministry of Justice. MP Rolando Brison (UP) proposed a three-step solution in a press release, while these More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 11th, 2023
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Unclear whether police actions will affect safety during Carnival

PHILIPSBURG — Will the go-slow action by employees of the police force affect safety and security during the Carnival celebrations? That is not clear at the moment. Attorney Cor Merx, who represents employees More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 8th, 2023
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Go-slow action police force puts government in a tight corner

PHILIPSBURG — The industrial action by police officers, described by their attorney Cor Merx as go-slow has been a long time in the making. Merx stated in a brief message posted on Youtube that the action More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 4th, 2023
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Justice ministry struggles with regulating the legal position of its employees

PHILIPSPBURG — The Ministry of Justice is “making great progress with the final phase of regulating its personnel affairs,” according to a press release issued by the same ministry. On December 9, 2022, More...