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.
National Police Unit to be reformed
30-06-2022 | 11:37
The National Police Unit is to be transformed into two separate units: one focusing on national operations and expertise and one ...
Police collective labour agreement signed
28-06-2021 | 10:50
This year, police officers will receive a salary increase of 1.3% and a one-off payment of €750. In addition, agreements have ...
Use of force by investigating officers assessed in accordance with new legal framework
11-05-2021 | 09:46
The Dutch Criminal Code will be updated with a separate offence for investigating officers who are guilty of contravening the ...