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Opstelten: more expertise and decisiveness

The current 26 police forces will disappear and there will be one national police force under the responsibility of the Minister ...

News item | 14-12-2010 | 15:37

Simone Steendijk appointed as Chief Constable of the Brabant Zuid-Oost police force

Ms S.J. (Simone) Steendijk (aged 43) is appointed as Chief Constable of the Brabant Zuid-Oost regional police force effective as ...

News item | 13-12-2010 | 15:41

Fight against organised crime in Brabant intensified

The administrative and judicial fight against organised crime in Brabant is being intensified, with immediate effect. A Task ...

News item | 02-12-2010 | 15:50

Investigators see a clear link between a lawyer advising his client prior to police questioning and his presence during the interrogation

The experiment of having lawyers attend police interrogations of suspects has been successful. For two years the police and the ...

News item | 16-11-2010 | 16:41

Opstelten: offensive against police bureaucracy

Minister Opstelten (Security and Justice) is launching an offensive against police bureaucracy. He intends to reduce the ...

News item | 11-11-2010 | 16:53

Vigilance and alertness during large-scale events

Minister Opstelten (Security and Justice) wants municipalities, the police and the Public Prosecution Service to structurally ...

News item | 10-11-2010 | 16:56

A single shared services centre for the police

In 2011 work will start on setting up a Police Service Centre, combining a number of support services for the regional police ...

News item | 21-09-2010 | 13:43

Confidential telephone conversations of lawyers automatically destroyed

Tapped telephone conversations between suspects and their lawyers will be destroyed automatically as from next year. The ...

News item | 23-08-2010 | 13:22

The Police Academy will subject students to stricter exams

The Police Academy will subject its students to more thorough exams. The exam assignments will better cover the teaching ...

News item | 05-08-2010 | 14:06

Organisations Continue to Invest in Quality

The Investigation and Prosecution Reinforcement Programme, which was set up to improve the quality of three organisations in ...

News item | 19-07-2010 | 14:23