Inspectors receive extra ordinary police status

POSTED: 02/13/13 12:26 PM


From left to right: The inspectors together with Acting Secretary General of Ministry VROMI Louis Brown (2nd from left) and Minister of Justice Roland Duncan (6th from left). Photo DCOMM

St. Maarten – Seven civil servants of the Ministry of Vromi were sworn in by Minister of Justice Roland Duncan with the status of extra-ordinary police last Friday.

The seven inspectors include three senior inspectors at the department of inspections comprising of the enforcement team and four persons from the department of infrastructure management.

This police status allows the civil servants to enforce various ordinances and issue fines to those who are infringing upon the law.

According to Acting Secretary General, Louis Brown, the ministry now has an additional task at its disposal to adequately enforce laws governing building construction and development, environment, safety on job sites, and other applicable legislation that the ministry is charged to enforce.

Civil servants of the department of infrastructure management also received the status since they are in the field on a daily basis and can detect transgressions and are now able to take action on the spot in collaboration with the enforcement team of inspections.

Six persons within the ministry successfully completed their training in 2009 and one person already had the authority in the Netherlands and is currently employed at Vromi.

Other staff members of the department of inspections will start within short their own training and once successfully completed they will also be certified.


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