SECURITY: The priorities of the gendarmerie in 2019

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Improving cooperation with Sint Maarten, road safety and the fight against car theft are the three main priorities of the commander of the gendarmerie company of Saint-Martin for the year 2019.

The car theft phenomenon on the French side has worsened since Irma, notes Lieutenant-Colonel Sébastien Manzoni. Most stolen are made up and sold. "We will distribute flyers very soon to inform buyers of the points they must check when purchasing a vehicle, such as serial numbers," he explains.

In terms of cooperation, Sébastien Manzoni is thinking about setting up a customs police cooperation center like there is elsewhere in mainland France in border areas.

Finally, the lieutenant-colonel said that "road safety is always a priority", especially that related to two-wheelers. “The repressive side does not work. We have to work on behaviors, ”he believes.

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