Dutch police to recruit journalists

29th June 2009, Comments 0 comments

Police chief plans to use journalists as 'strategic analysts' during investigations.

Heerenveen – Future police chief Martin Sitalsing will recruit journalists to do detective work, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported on Monday.

“I will hire them as strategic analysts. Journalists are amazing investigators – it's incredible,” said Sitalsing.

The newly appointed chief of police in the eastern region of Twente said journalists are amazing at filtering information.

“And they are great at writing reports,” he added.

According to Sitalsing, journalists will help police think outside the box.

“Police are used to searching within police resources for their investigations,” he said. “Journalists on the other hand are not confined to particular sources. That is a quality that could be very useful.”

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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