P O L I C E P R E S S R E L E A S E
Temporary replacement of CPO
Due to the temporary appointment by the Honorable Minister of Justice Rafael A. Boasman of CPO Steven Carty who is assisting the management team of the Pointe Blanch Prison to restore order and improve the situation at the prison, left the Philipsburg, Guana Bay, Hope Estate and Point Blanch areas temporarily without a Community Police Officer.
The police management team has therefore appointed CPO, Inspector Rensley V. Henson for the Belair, Cay Hill, Cul-de-Sac and Fort Willem areas to temporarily be in charge of Philipsburg and surrounding during the absence of inspector S. Carty. Members of these communities are requested to give CPO Henson their cooperation during this period
C.P.O. Rensley Henson is available by calling Cell: 588-4036.
Police department expands bike team
As part of the measures to increase safety and improve security in Philipsburg and surroundings, and also in those areas which are frequented by visitors to the island, the police department has increased the number of officers attached to the police bike team bringing the entire team to a total of 12 officers.
Flexible working hours have been put in place for the officers to get the necessary rest and making it possible that on a daily basis sufficient manpower is available to patrol Philipsburg
and other areas. This measure also allows more officers to be on duty during the peak business hours of the day and on those days when there are cruise ships in port.
The bike team has recently been very active in Philipsburg and will continue these activities in regard to regulating the flow of traffic in Front Street and Back street, dealing with parking violations, towing of vehicles causing obstruction and unnecessary blocking and hampering of the flow traffic. Drivers in the Philipsburg area should take good note of this information to avoid any unnecessary inconvenience.