Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice is expected to announce an independent investigation into former National Police Chief Gerard Bouman on Wednesday, NRC reports. The investigation will focus on whether Bouman played a roll in the irregularities in the police's Central Works Council's spending.
Gerard Bouman, former Chief of the National Police, is under an investigation aimed at finding out whether he was involved in expense irregularities in the police's central works council (CWC), the Gelderlander repoprts based on information from insiders.
Marijke Stroucken is stepping down as human resources director at the National Police after she hid a damning report about problems at the police call center from her superiors, AD reports.
The screening process for new recruits was adjusted due to capacity problems, police union NPB told the Volkskrant. According to the union, there are concerns within the police that this will lead to more corruption as susceptible applicants won't be screened out.
An internal investigation into expense irregularities in the National Police's works council led to Police Chief Erik Akerboom pressing charges with the Public Prosecutor. The investigation revealed that criminal offenses may have been committed, the police announced on Wednesday
Police chef Gerard Bouman promised the five police officers involved in Mitch Henriquez' death in custody that they will not loose their jobs, NRC reports based on confidential correspondence in its possession.
Ethnic- or racial profiling is a very prevalent problem among Dutch police officers and the police forces are struggling to address it, according to internal police reports in the hands of Brandpunt reporter
Jan Struijs, chairman of police union NPB, is calling for a large-scale and broad investigation into corruption within the National Police. According to him, the police leaders are naive if they don't realize that the police are now more vulnerable to corruption practices
The National Police is recalling 300 of its new cars due to problems with the automatic brake system. The system performs its function admirably - automatically slowing a car down when there is a risk of a collision - but makes high-speed chases in pursuit of criminals impossible
The Dutch police launched a campaign aimed at kids between the ages of 10 and 16 years, warning them of the dangers of walking the streets with toy guns. According to the police, officers can't always immediately tell whether a gun is fake and this could lead to the child being injured or even killed.
The Dutch police sent a large-scale investigation team to Bonaire to help in the investigation into the death of Dutch police man Ferry Bakx, a spokesperson for the police said. The team is expected to be on the island for about six weeks
A police officer in Amsterdam pressed charges against his colleagues in Enschede this week over an incident in May that got out of hand. According to the officer, 29-year-old Anis Raiss, he ended up being arrested because of his Moroccan-Dutch origin - ethnic profiling, he said in an interview with NRC.
The Dutch police and Europol teamed up with security companies Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security to launch a website intended to help people who fell victim to ransomware. The site contains tools to help victims remove ransomware from their computer and also provides information on the dangers of malicious software
Police officers in the Netherlands are calling for more customization in their duties as part of a so-called base team. They feel that these base teams are too large and that they have too many managers, and that this comes at the expense of contact between officers and citizens, according to the report Police and Science, published on Monday
Following the attack in Nice, France on Thursday, the Dutch police are reassessing security around events in the Netherlands to see whether additional measures are necessary, National Police Chief Erik Akerboom said to broadcaster NOS.
The Amsterdam police will soon start an experiment in which they will record exactly why they pull over a car for a check in an attempt to reduce racial profiling by the police. The mayor an the police chief were against implementing this experiment immediately, but the majority of the city council voted for it on Thursday
Frank Giltay resigned as chairman of the police's Central Works Council on Tuesday following irregularities around expenses made under his supervision, the National Police confirmed to Nu.nl
Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice and the National Police decided against arming Dutch police officers with tasers and spike strips. Instead officers will be equipped with a new extendable baton from 2018.
The National Police are very concerned about the large amounts of cocaine coming to the Netherlands. In the past 10 months the Dutch authorities seized over 30 thousand kilos of cocaine in the country.
Six top police officers still earned more than a minister last year. This is a significant improvement compared to 2014, when 20 police officers earned more than a minister's annual salary of 178 thousand euros.
The National Police's budget had a "worrisome" deficit of a massive 72 million euros in 2015, according to the police's annual report
The National Police is getting an additional 188 million euros in its budget this year
A mistake in the new police uniforms, introduced in 2014, means that officers can stumble over their own batons. A court recently ruled that the police have to pay one officer's medical bills after she was injured in this way
Police officers working at the Safety and Security department are complaining about a too high workload, uncaring superiors and a "culture of fear", according to police union NPB.