September 4, 2023 -As part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring the safety and security of residents and visitors in Philipsburg and its surrounding areas the Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) reintroduces the Bike Patrol Unit.
In response to the increasing need for innovative and agile policing strategies, the Sint Maarten Police Force has decided to revitalize the Bike Patrol Unit to enhance community safety and combat criminal activities within the town area. This strategic move comes just in time to prepare for the upcoming high-season in the next few months when the influx of tourists is expected.
The Bike Patrol Unit, consisting of dedicated officers, will work in close coordination with our regular patrol teams to provide a visible and accessible police presence in the heart of Philipsburg. This initiative aims to foster stronger connections between law enforcement and the community while effectively responding to incidents and addressing public safety concerns.
Key objectives of the Bike Patrol Unit include:
Increased Visibility: The Bike Patrol officers will be easily accessible to residents, business owners, and tourists, promoting a sense of security and trust within the community.
Quick Response: The unit’s agility allows for rapid response to incidents, ensuring a timely and effective resolution of public safety issues.
Crime Deterrence: The presence of officers on bikes serves as a deterrent to criminal activities, making Philipsburg and its surrounding areas safer for all.
Community Engagement: Officers will engage with the community, building positive relationships and gathering valuable intelligence to address specific local concerns.