Published On: Thu, Dec 12th, 2013

Politur opened at Beach Boulevard

PoliturWILLEMSTAD - Politur (police for tourists) opened its first post on the island. It is located at the Curacao Beach Boulevard. The agents of Politur are mainly engaged in tourism. "Tourism is an important factor in Curacao, with Politur we want to ensure that tourists feel safe on our island," said Deputy Chief Constable Rudsel Martina.

Politur patrols on foot, by bike and quad bikes and motor vehicles, places where many tourists frequent. On vehicles with which they drive around it states that they are Politur. The uniforms need to be adjusted.

Politur is specifically designed for tourism but locals can also rely on them for assistance. The emergency numbers 917 and 911 (for severe cases) can be used. The police will soon open posts in Banda Abou, downtown Punda and Otrobanda.

By Aruna Jhagru

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