Drop in community policing frightens cops' union

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The police unions are very concerned about the fact that local police officers are taken away from their regular tasks in the neighborhood to be used for other services, De Telegraaf reports.

Police officers are being scheduled for other services, despite the promise that these police men would be the point of contact in the district. According to Gerrit van de Kamp, chairman of the police union ACP, police officers should be doing police officers' jobs.

According to the unions, police officers are increasingly scheduled for emergency services, where an officer is urgently deployed to deal with a "caught in the act" or an accident. According to Van de Kamp, that is work that needs to be done, but should not be done at the expense of the local police officer.