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Government: right to a lawyer during police questioning

The police will soon be required to ensure that suspects placed under arrest can request the assistance of a lawyer during police ...

News item | 12-09-2014 | 10:18

Paul van Musscher new Chief of Police for The Hague

Paul van Musscher (49) will be the new Chief of Police for The Hague. Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice proposed him for ...

News item | 08-11-2013 | 09:58

Police provide victims of burglary with progress reports

The police are increasingly often referring back to citizens to let them know what has happened to the official report they filed ...

News item | 09-07-2013 | 13:07

Monitoring and maintaining order in public spaces strengthened by special investigating officers

Police and special investigating officers (commonly known in Dutch as "boas") will be working together in closer collaboration ...

News item | 03-07-2013 | 11:28

Mr Opstelten takes measures on Police Academy

Minister Opstelten will replace the Board of Directors of the police Academy at short notice. The recruitment and selection ...

News item | 08-04-2013 | 10:04

Trial starts with security film for jewellery stores

Today, Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice and Mayor Van Aartsen of The Hague kicked off a pilot whereby security film is ...

News item | 27-02-2013 | 10:27

Extra commitment from Opstelten and Teeven to trace sentenced fugitives

Minister Opstelten and Secretary of State Teeven (Security and Justice) are taking extra measures to reduce the number of persons ...

News item | 27-02-2013 | 10:24

Minister Opstelten: filing a police report easier for citizens

As of 1 January 2013, it will be easier for citizens to file a report to the police. Anyone calling the police to file a report ...

News item | 22-11-2012 | 15:44

Minister Opstelten appoints police chiefs

Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice has proposed the nomination of the new police chiefs of the regional units and the ...

News item | 20-11-2012 | 15:41

New sidearm for the Dutch police

Minister of Security and Justice Opstelten has announced the intention to award the contract for a new sidearm for the Dutch ...

News item | 22-10-2012 | 14:53