Monday, November 2, 2009

Police Face Problem of Aging among Staff

The economic crisis and the less favorable pension possibilities are causing many policemen to stay in service longer than expected. This is leading to the aging of the average police force. Within five years half of all policemen will be over 50 years old. According to the Dutch police trade union, this will lead to less policemen being available to patrol the streets. It also means a surplus of police agents, the inability to hire new young staff and financial problems as older policemen get higher salaries than younger ones.

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