A police whistleblower has alerted Northern Dutch media
The police in the three provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe are reportedly suffering from huge staffing problems. Officially, the forces have 200 too many officers, but a whistleblower has spoken to RTV Noord, RTV Drenthe, and Omrop Fryslân to try and raw attention to the issue. As reported by RTV Noord.
The whistleblower is allegedly a serving police officer that has worked in the North their entire life. They wish to remain anonymous; and have led the three broadcasters to request documents from the police in the North about the allegations.
The anonymous source reports that the criminal investigation department in particular cannot handle its workload. So-called ‘heavier’ cases are regularly transferred to ‘ordinary’ officers; because the criminal investigators can no longer cope with the number. Some of these cases transferred allegedly concern urgent missing persons. The whistleblower has said that the serious investigations team are doing “hap-snap-work”.