Dutch police chiefs receive thousands in bonuses
Police union calls the current system of awarding bonuses to high-ranking police officers scandalous.THE NETHERLANDS – A study by the Dutch National Police Union revealed that police chiefs receive bonuses which can go as high as tens of thousands of euros, aside from their annual salary of hundred thousand euros.
The highest bonus is received by chief superintendent Welten of the Amsterdam-Amstelland police force, who receives an annual bonus of EUR 39,000 on top of his normal salary.
Police union chairman Han Busker calls the system of rewarding bonuses scandalous as there is no budget left for awarding bonuses to lower-ranking police officers.
Parliamentary factions of the Labour Party, conservative VVD and Socialist Party want the bonus payment system changed.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]