Are you interested in police work, do you have knowledge of communication skills? Do you want to help the Dutch Police (unit Limburg) in their fight against organised and subversivecrime (“ondermijning”)? Then we are looking for you!
Subversive crime, or “ondermijning” is one of the biggest priorities within the Dutch Police, who aims to fight organised crime and prevent its consequences for society.
Bureau Beke, a research institute specialised in advice on safety issues and crime was asked to research the knowledge of “wijkagenten” (police officers in the neighborhood) on the topic of subversive crime (Do they recognise it? What is happening in their neighborhood? What do they do with signals? What do they need?). This research report will be finished this fall and we would like the PREMIUM students to assist us with implementing the recommendations of this report.
We can already foresee that part of the outcome will emphasize processes of gathering but also of sharing of knowledge about ‘ondermijning’ and on how to fight it between police officers and detectives. At the same time, there is already so much information out in our organisation on this topic! Newsletter, mailings, websites, etc. But it does not seem to be properly used.
So we need urgent research on the fact why our current ways of informing police officers and motivating them to do something about ‘ondermijning’ is not effective.
We hope that during the PREMIUM project you can help make us understand why we are not effectively communicating. And also help us to create sustainable tools for stimulating better communication or cooperation on the subject of ‘ondermijning’.
The mission of the Dutch National Police is: vigilant and subservient to the values of the rule of law.
This mission is fulfilled by the police by providing solicited and unsolicited protection, limitation or validation, depending on the situation.
The police want to achieve its mission by: