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the netherlands faces a shortage of police officers as thousands retire

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the netherlands faces a shortage of police officers as thousands retire

photo: graham dockerythe netherlands is facing a shortage of police officers because thousands are retiring and too few are being recruited, the volkskrant said on wednesday.some 14,000 policemen will be retiring in the next seven years but just 1,000 new recruits are being signed up every a year, the paper said. the problem affects night patrols and the police presence in rural areas in particular.police union chairman jan struijs told the paper: ‘we have brought this to the attention of...