Police leadership needs more "colour"

8th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

8 May 2007 THE HAGUE – The upper ranks of the Dutch police organisation must start appointing officers of ethnic minority background to leadership positions as soon as possible.

8 May 2007
 
THE HAGUE – The upper ranks of the Dutch police organisation must start appointing officers of ethnic minority background to leadership positions as soon as possible.

These officers will be able to bring other norms and values into the organisation, which is currently dominated by "white culture" and policy based on "white expectations," the National Ombudsman said today.

The Ombudsman said this after an investigation into three complaints of discrimination at the regional police force Gelderland-Midden.

The Ombudsman found no indications of individual discrimination, but said that in general much more needs to be done at the police to give officers of ethnic background positions and roles of equal status.

"There is not enough attention to cultural differences," the Ombudsman said.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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