PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) is now in the process of upgrading and
enhancing the training of all personnel. In this climate, the police are training three new classes of officers on the island with the vision of giving better service to the community.
For the practical part of their module, the BPO4 class held a traffic control at Harold Jack on A.J C. Brouwers road on three different occasions.
During these controls were done under the supervision of the training instructors, and assisted by Mr. R. Coutar and Mr.S. Van Bosse of Traffic department. The student officers controlled 20 vehicles, 11 of which were given traffic citations.
The drivers were fined for various infractions such as not having their driving license or insurance with them and also for driving without a seatbelt. Several drivers were stopped and control because of non-regulation tinted windows.
These types of traffic controls will be held more frequently in near the future. The police force is asking the drivers to have all their documents for the vehicle with them when driving on public roads and remember to adhere to the traffic rules.