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Legislative proposal for a national police force sent to the Upper House

Upon recommendation by Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice, the Council of Ministers has agreed to submit the legislative ...

News item | 17-06-2011 | 13:27

Full mobile controls by Border Police reinstated

As of 1 June 2011, the Royal Military and Border Police will be reinstating full mobile controls behind the borders with Belgium ...

News item | 31-05-2011 | 16:50

Measures to improve police confiscation of drugs

Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice is taking immediate measures to improve the processing of drugs confiscated by the ...

News item | 04-05-2011 | 15:25

Duty to report the loss of personal data

In future, providers of information services will be obliged by law to report the theft, loss or abuse of personal data. This is ...

News item | 29-04-2011 | 15:34

Right to legal assistance during police interrogation

Suspects of a crime carrying a prison sentence of six years or more will have the right to legal assistance during police ...

News item | 18-04-2011 | 16:29

Mr Gerard Bouman Appointed as Quartermaster of the National Police

Minister of Security and Justice Opstelten has appointed mr. G.L. (Gerard) Bouman as Quartermaster of the National Police. The ...

News item | 11-04-2011 | 16:45

Minister Opstelten widens the scope for body search

In future Mayors may designate areas for a maximum period of 12 hours where the police may search for weapons on suspicion, if ...

News item | 07-04-2011 | 16:59

Minister Opstelten: allowances for chiefs of police unjustified in 8 cases

In 8 cases, police commissioners or deputy police commissioners have received allowances that do not comply with the regulations. ...

News item | 06-04-2011 | 17:01

Inspectorate: deployment of the police is hampered by working time regulations

The deployment of police officers at times when additional capacity is required is hampered by special provisions for the police ...

News item | 01-04-2011 | 17:09

Minister Opstelten: formation national police force on course

Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice intends to convert the current 26 police forces into a single national police force in ...

News item | 31-03-2011 | 09:06