Police issue safety tips for 2012 St. Maarten Carnival season

POSTED: 04/19/12 12:33 PM

St. Maarten – The Public Relations Office of the Police Force of St. Maarten issued a list of safety tips on Wednesday that it wants people to use during the Carnival season, which officially begins today. We publish the list below.

Remember the 3 A’s of Crime Prevention: Be aware of your surroundings at all times, be alert to suspicious people and vehicles and avoid dangerous situations. If you are out for the evening: turn on lights, radio or television so that it looks like some-one is at home, lock all doors and windows well, even if you are just leaving for a few minutes, don’t display items where they can be seen from the outside.

The list also includes: park your car in a well-lit area and make sure all windows and doors are locked, avoid carrying a large amount of cash, don’t flash cash around and carry it in a safe place on you. If you have to use the ATM-machine, pay close attention to suspicious persons hanging around the machine. If that’s the case pass up that machine and find another. Carry all wallets in the front pockets and carry purses close to your body.

Keep your children close to you while attending activities and don’t let them get separated from you. Make sure that you know where your kids are at all times and that they are safe. Pay attention to people walking in front and behind you (especially in crowded places favorable for pickpockets). When returning to your vehicle or your home, have your keys in your hands ready to open the door. Before entering your vehicle, check front and rear and seats for any one that may be hiding there and lock the doors immediately after entering.

Ask your neighbor to keep a watchful eye out for you. Drinking and driving is a danger to everyone. Remember that the risks of drinking and driving are not worth it. If you choose to drink, don’t drive. Make use of a designated driver or public transportation (taxi or bus).

Most of all on behalf of the Police Force of Sint Maarten, through the Public Relation Office, “We wish the entire community of St. Maarten and its visitors a very safe and meaningful Carnival Season.”

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