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Dutch Caribbean Police Force

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Formed  10 October, 2010
Size  328 km2 (127 sq mi)
Annual budget  €17.6 million (2016)
Dutch Caribbean Police Force
Legal personality  Governmental: Government agency
General nature  Law enforcement Civilian police
Headquarters  Kaya Libertador Simon Bolivar #4 Kralendijk, Bonaire

The Dutch Caribbean Police Force (Dutch: Korps Politie Caribisch Nederland or KPCN) is the law enforcement agency of the Caribbean Netherlands.

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Authority

The force operates under the authority of the Ministry of Security and Justice. While maintaining public order and carrying out relief work, under the authority of the Island Governor of the relevant public body. During the investigation of criminal offenses the police force operates under the authority of the joint Attorney General of Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Caribbean Netherlands.

Management

  • Korpschef: Jose Rosales
  • Director General of Police at the Ministry of Security and Justice: A. (Sandor) F. Gaastra
  • Force manager: Ard van der Steur
  • Chief Prosecutor: Henry Hambeukers
  • The Director General of Police at the Ministry of Security and Justice has a mandate to fulfill certain administrative tasks such as appointment, promotion, suspension and dismissal of police officers.

    Organization

    Most of the employees works on Bonaire. These are distributed between headquarters in Kralendijk and the stations in Ambonia and in Rincon. On St. Eustatius there is one police station in Oranjestad and on Saba there is one police station in The Bottom and one in Windwardside. The force is organized into five divisions: Basic Police Care; Investigation; Intake, Information and Operational Support; Operations and Staff, headed by the office of the Commissioner (Dutch: Korpschef).

    List of former Commissioners

  • Jan Rooijakker (2010-2013)
  • Hildegard Buitink (2013-2016)
  • References

    Dutch Caribbean Police Force Wikipedia


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