Reports and papers

The Future of Police Missions

18 Feb 2016 - 14:27
Source: Royal Marechaussee

The current security situation in the world provides the Netherlands with many good reasons to contribute police capabilities to international crisis management missions.

This study (also available as web pub) argues to focus Dutch police contributions to multilateral operations on a set of niches that fits both the demand from international organisations and national (security) policy objectives.

Police deployment in multilateral operations abroad can help preventing or reducing future spill-over effects from the crises that these operations address. The demand for police officers to deploy in EU, UN and OSCE operations is increasing and outpaces supply both in quantitative and in qualitative terms. Also, NATO will continue to need police capabilities that can operate under a military command structure.