PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – As expected the Sint Maarten Police force had a very busy election day, yesterday January 10th 2020, which went smooth and peacefully and according to plan.
Now that Election is beyond us, the Sint Maarten Police Force would like to publicly thank all officers, local and those who came from the various neighboring islands to assist, as well as the VKS who participated in helping to maintain public order throughout the Day.
We would also like to thank the general public for their cooperation, because without you we would not be able to carry out our task as effectively. There were no major incidents related to the elections which took place yesterday during elections. All polling stations were occupied by 2 police members, as well as the extra capacity VKS, KPA, KPC, KPCN who worked in 12 hours shifts ensuring security during the election day.We would also like to thanks all the observers from Anguilla that came to assist Sint Maarten during our election.
Because the public was informed prior about the traffic situation and the fact that we had five cruise ships in port, travel was able to flow freely throughout the day. The police officers were able to arrange special escorts for the Governor, taxies and tour busses alleviating the traffic congestions and bottlenecks