Police to scrap 3000 jobs
Almost 3,000 jobs at the National Police will be cut by 2017, RTL Nieuws has reported.
The medium said that the measure is in response to “substantial overstaffing” that is threatening the credibility of the corps. As per the end of 2013 the National Police employed 61,000 people.
The corpse intends to cut this to 58,000 by the end of 2017. Most of the jobs that will be terminated are operational; 1,150 support functions will be scrapped.
RTL reports that the National Police will face a structural money shortage in the coming years. This year alone police will be spending €225 million too much. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 there will be another excess 220 million on the budget.
The corps intends to have done away with these shortages by 2019.