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.
Understaffing and heavy workload still an issue for police
04-11-2020 | 07:42
The heavy workload currently being experienced by the police as a result of understaffing in area-based policing and the pressure ...
Coronavirus measures for protection and deployability of police officers
03-04-2020 | 10:39
The coronavirus crisis is having an immediate impact on the daily activities, safety and deployability of police officers. To ...
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 ...