- Target Audience
- Local community organisations/NGOsLaw enforcement officers
- key themes association
- Community engagement/civil societyJudiciary and law enforcement
- Peer Reviewed practice
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.
An action plan on how to implement a network of Allies in the police organisation is developed.