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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

Violence committed under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be punished more severely

Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice intends to punish violent offences committed under the influence of alcohol or drugs ...

News item | 25-03-2011 | 09:32

Minister Opstelten sends decision on the redistribution of the police budget to the Lower House

Between 2011 and 2015 a total of 21 police forces will receive additional funds. This is the result of a reallocation of the ...

News item | 24-03-2011 | 09:42

New National Training Programme Stimulates Transfer to Police College

From next year senior secondary vocational education students interested in the police profession can follow a new national ...

News item | 24-03-2011 | 09:40

Intensive cooperation between the police, Ministry of Justice and banks against Internet fraud

The National Police Services Agency (KLPD), the National Public Prosecutors' Office and the banks are joining forces to prevent ...

News item | 14-03-2011 | 10:39

Contribution of the Netherlands to UN Mission in Sudan Extended

The Netherlands will extend its participation in the current peace mission of the United Nations in Sudan by a maximum of six ...

News item | 04-03-2011 | 10:53

Opstelten Supports Local Authorities in the Fight Against Organised Crime

Minister of Security and Justice Opstelten will structurally support local authorities in the fight against organised crime. He ...

News item | 25-02-2011 | 11:23

Plan of attack police on bureaucracy: fewer rules, more time on the streets

Police officers on the street will have to carry out fifty percent less paperwork during this government's term in office. Fewer ...

News item | 18-02-2011 | 11:49

Bill on National Police sent to the Council of State

Upon recommendation by Minister Opstelten of Security and Justice, the Council of Ministers has agreed to a bill that will result ...

News item | 18-02-2011 | 11:40

New Gun for Dutch Police

Following an extensive tendering procedure Minister of Security and Justice Opstelten has announced the intended contract award ...

News item | 27-01-2011 | 13:43