There is one national police force in the Netherlands, lead by one Commissioner. The force consists of ten Regional Units and one Central Unit, each with its own Chief Constable. The government wants to reduce police bureaucracy so that officers have more time for primary policing.
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Introduction of electroshock weapons
15-11-2019 | 10:34
The police will be equipped with electroshock weapons. This proposal by Minister of Justice and Security Ferdinand Grapperhaus ...
172 officers to become available in Amsterdam thanks to more efficient police custody care
14-03-2019 | 12:00
The police custody care in Amsterdam will be centralised from three locations to one site at the Schiphol Detention Centre. This ...
€91 million to boost deployability of police officers
12-11-2018 | 15:25
The police is receiving a one-off sum of €91 million to boost the deployability of its officers. This is necessary because in the ...