Productive Meeting with Ombudsman on Vehicle Return Process

July 6, 2023 4:50 pm

The Police Force of Sint Maarten, in together with the Prosecutor's Office, recently held a productive meeting with the Ombudsman. The central topic of discussion centered on the meticulous process involved in the successful return of confiscated (Stolen) vehicles to their lawful owners and the communication there of

During the meeting, parties acknowledged and addressed the existing shortcomings within the police's timely return of their vehicle that had been stolen. The Police Force is aware of the challenges faced in ensuring efficient and accurate communication concerning confiscated (stolen) vehicles and returning them to their respective owners.

In light of this, KPSM would like to take this opportunity to reach out to individuals who have previously encountered difficulties or grievances regarding information about their confiscated vehicles or the process of reclaiming their vehicles. We encourage those individuals to visit the Philipsburg Police Station between the hours of 9:00 am and 12.00 pm. Upon arrival, please specifically request to speak with Inspector J.Rijna at (ext. 114) or Inspector P. Richardson (ext. 106) from the Detective Department.

We value the importance of addressing past grievances and believe that open communication and collaboration are essential in rectifying any issues related to confiscated vehicles. The Police Force of Sint Maarten is committed to improving its procedures and ensuring a smoother process for returning of these confiscated vehicles to their rightful owners.

We assure the public of Sint Maarten that the insights gained from our meeting with the Ombudsman will be instrumental in implementing effective measures to enhance our overall service delivery. We remain dedicated to upholding law and order, and to continuously improving our processes to better serve and protect the community of Sint Maarten .

The Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) extends its sincere appreciation to the Ombudsman for extending the invitation and providing valuable suggestions to enhance the confiscated vehicle return process for the public. We are grateful for the collaboration and insights shared, which will contribute to the ongoing improvement of our procedures.

For further inquiries or additional information, please contact the Police Force of Sint Maarten at the number 542-2222. You can also visit our official website at