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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Minister, national chief constable and national police force adviser Welten reach agreement on pay
28-09-2017 | 11:31
Minister of Security and Justice Stef Blok, Chief Constable Erik Akerboom and police force adviser Bernard Welten have reached...
Police to be given additional powers in missing persons enquiries
19-07-2017 | 11:05
In order to speed up investigations for missing persons, the police will soon able to request information that may contain...
Wil van Gemert candidate for Executive Director of Europol
18-07-2017 | 10:20
Minister Blok of Security and Justice firmly supports the candidacy and has shared his view in a letter to fellow European...