Who We Are


October 10, 2010, was an historic moment for Sint Maarten.  The Netherlands Antilles, due to constitutional changes, ceased to exist at this time.  Sint Maarten achieved country status within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and consequently became responsible for its own national security; the National Security Service Sint Maarten/Veiligheidsdienst Sint Maarten (VDSM) was established.  Even though its predecessor, the Netherlands Antilles Security Service/Veiligheidsdienst Nederlandse Antillen (VNA) had provided services for Sint Maarten in this regard, the VDSM had to be established from the ground up.