Former Chief of the National Police Gerard Bouman guaranteed eight police officers their jobs even if they were convicted of a crime, Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice wrote to parliament on Monday. This included five police officers involved in the death-in-custody of Mitch Henriquez in The Hague in 2015 and three from previous cases in 2010, 2012 and 2013, NU.nl reports.
The Dutch police are launching an experiment next week in which police officers in Rotterdam, Zwolle and Amersfoort will be equipped with tasers. In the coming weeks over 300 officers will undergo a two day training course on how to use a taser safely, and will then be allowed to use the weapon on the street if necessary, NOS reports.
The police are facing shortages in people, resources and capabilities, making it impossible for them to do their jobs, according to police union ACP. And police officers have no more confidence that politicians will be able to tackle these problems, the union determined ina survey among 1,700 police officers, ANP reports.
Anti-Zwarte Piet activist Jerry Afriyie filed abuse reports against a number of police offiers on Tuesday. According to the activists, the police use unnecessary violence while arresting him and nearly 200 others in Rotterdam on Sinterklaas' arrival day on November 12th, AD reports.
Ethnic minorities are disproportionately often stopped by the police, according to a study by Police & Science. In many cases these checks are unjustified, the report states
There are serious flaws in Europe's policy in admitting asylum seekers and it is the police forces that suffer from it, according to the European Police Union (EPU). Police forces in the Netherlands, Balkans and Germany are understaffed and ill-equipped to process and screen the large number of asylum seekers flowing through the EU, the union concludes in a survey of police officers
Eindhoven police officers Stan and Jeroen, who became world famous for a while after a photo of them washing dishes in a sick woman's house went viral, were nominated for the title Rescuer of the Year
Police officers are allowed to pay a visit to people who protest against the arrival of asylum seekers in "an abnormal manner" on social media, Justice Minister Ard van der Steur said to the lower house of Dutch parliament on Wednesday
There seems to be a fight over teachers between the big cities. In an effort to solve their teacher shortage, Rotterdam announced a 5 thousand euro bonus for new teachers teaching difficult subjects like mathematics and science. Amsterdam alderman Eric van der Burg is advocating for a salary increase for teachers, police officers and nurses in the city.
To avoid a security crisis and effectively fight terrorism, the police will need 1,500 extra officers and heavier weapons in the short term, according to police union ACP. With the current capacity and armament, the police won't be able to cope against terrorists.
Two Dutch police officers went viral after the Eindhoven police department posted a photo on its Facebook page of the cops washing dishes after making dinner for a sick woman's kids while she was in hospital.
The Netherlands has sent nine police officers to the Ukraine to monitor the situation of the conflict in the eastern part of the country. These nine officers will be working for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's observation mission.
Four police officers form the Police Unit Rotterdam are in court today facing charges of firing their weapons against the rules, making false statements in a police report and embezzling money.
The two police officers who fatally shot Mike Stok in Rotterdam in 2013 have been dismissed from any further prosecution by the court in Rotterdam on Wednesday. The Public Prosecutor previously demanded that they be acquitted.
Two police officers are in court on Thursday for the death of Rotterdam man Mike Stok. Stok died after being shot by the officers in 2013. The Public Prosecutor asked that the officers be acquitted
Police officers who were involved in shooting incidents should henceforth immediately be considered a suspect, Gerrit van de Kamp, chairman of police union ACP, told NOS on Thursday.
The Public Prosecutor will prosecute four Defense officials and two police officers for corruption in the procurement of thousands of police- and army vehicles
Police officers know too little about ordinary police work, such as the laws and regulations on arrests and searches. This is according to a test done by the Inspectorate for Security and Justice on 361 police officers.
The cabinet wants to give the police and fire department more power to deploy drones for assistance, detection and maintenance of public order from July 1st.
The government will deploy more marechaussees (military police) because of the increasing terrorism threat, RTL Nieuws reports. This is according to a government letter that will appear today
"Aid workers such as police officers must not bear the brunt of out of control misconduct. Colleagues who are nevertheless confronted with violence can count on maximum support from the organization." said Chief Constable Gerard Bouman of the National Police regarding the rising trend of violence against officers during the turning of the year.
It seems that after all his hard work, Sinterklaas sometimes also needs a night out.
Two new inspections show that there are serious flaws when it comes to addressing violence against police officers and prison guards
The Inspectorate Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) announced today that they will be doing an investigation into the working conditions at Ambulance Amsterdam.