Sint Maarten Police: There was a kickoff of the Cops & and Kids program

From:  Acting head of communication Department Inspector E.S Josepha   November 3rd 2022

 

 

There was a kickoff of the Cops & and Kids program in Sister Regina Prima elementary schools on Wednesday morning, November 2, 2022. The program, which consists of five (5) modules, will be condensed this school year due to the program’s late start.

The value of the Cops & Kids program is multi-tiered as both the CPOs and the students will be getting to know each other past being “a face in the crowd”. Both groups may have opinions about each other based on what has been rumored by others. This program will allow them to get to know each other “for themselves” and separate truth from opinion.

During this school year, community officers will be conducting three of the five components of the program, namely the “One-on-One, life facts and the sports day.

“One-on-One”

This component of the program allows students two weeks to write down questions, anonymous if they wish, of interest about the CPOs, what they do, their work, lives and everything in general.

The life Facts” part of this program is a comprehensive behavior change approach that concentrates on the development of the skills needed for life such as communication, decision-making, critical thinking.

Sports Day

This Sports Day program differs from that which is offered by schools in such that this program creates an environment for schools to compete against each other. Sportsmanship and establishing positive interrelationships between schools is the focus.

All components of the Cops & Kids program are tailored for the students in primary schools.                  The program is a living example and is adaptable to the students in schools. It can grow along with our students and what they learn throughout the program can serve them well when they choose how they will be formed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping safe during Upcoming events

In the coming days, several large concerts will be held on the island and during these events the police will be present. Police will be present at these events in order to ensure general security.

 

Remaining safe during these events goes well beyond common sense. Amid the excitement of a live performance, the thrill of being with friends and consuming substances, it’s easy to forget that these events like any other busy event can be a risky environment.

 

  • There are several precautions people can take to remain safe and enjoy the performance. Always remember the point of going to a music concert is losing yourself in the music. Yet you should always be aware of what’s going on around you.
  • An understanding of the space around you sometimes requires for making a plan in advance if something happens.
  • Find an exit route close to the area you are in.
  • Don’t hesitate to leave if something seems unsafe.

 

Despite the fact that many concert goers sometimes dislike security and safety procedures, they are actually deployed for a reason. Their main purpose is to ensure the safety of all and also to make sure nothing goes wrong during any visit to the concert site. In case of any emergency please call 911.

 

 

 

 

 

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