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About the Netherlands Police

The Netherlands has one national police force that is comprised of ten regional units, and two central units tasked with specialised duties: the National Investigation and Special Operations, and the National Intelligence, Expertise and Operational Support. The Netherlands Police have 65,000 employees: 51,000 police officers and 14,000 employees who fulfil other roles supporting police work. On this page you can read what we stand for and see how you can recognize us.

Our motto

The police are always there, for a safer Netherlands.

The police protect democracy, enforce the law and are the authority on the streets.

Where necessary, the police lend a helping hand. In emergency situations, they take enforcement action. Where others take a step back, police officers take a step forward, if necessary with use of force, and if necessary at risk of their own lives.

The police work with citizens and partners actively. They have eyes and ears for what is happening in society. The police are there for everyone.

Serving with vigilance.

Our core values

Courageous, reliable, unifying and honest

Our uniform

Uniform police officer

Our vehicles

a police vehicle
Police car