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Country
Netherlands
Target Audience
Local community organisations/NGOsLaw enforcement officers
key themes association
Community engagement/civil societyJudiciary and law enforcement
Peer Reviewed practice
No
Year
2016

Organisation

Dutch National Police

Type of Organisation: Governmental institution

Project description

In response to social unrest related to riots in France, the Danish cartoons and the release of the Geert Wilders film Fitna, the Dutch National Police build up a network of Allies in the cities of Utrecht and Almere.

This network of Allies consists of police officials and key figures from the communities. One of the essential reasons to build up this network was the need for the police to cooperate more pro-actively instead of reactively after an incident.

The Allies work together on the local community level, the district level and the city's main chief of police. On all levels there is a representation of police officials and key figures from the communities to obtain a strong, sustainable group.

To maintain this pro-active cooperation, the Allies congregate five times a year, regardless of incidents.

Deliverables

An action plan on how to implement a network of Allies in the police organisation is developed.

Contact details

Address

Dutch National Police
Kroonstraat 25, Postbus 8300,
3503 RH Utrecht, The Netherlands

Contact person: Rachid Habchi, regional expert
Email

Johan van Renswoude, chief of police district Utrecht
Email

Telephone: (+31) (0)6 53 11 80 93

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Allies
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