Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Police Arrive too Late in Response to Emergency Calls in 174 Municipalities

The police have published that policemen in 174 municipalities often take too long to respond to emergency calls. The norm is that police have to arrive within a quarter of an hour after receiving emergency calls in 90% of cases. Deputy Minister Teeven, Security and Justice promised last year that this standard would be met everywhere in the country. Yet, in 40 municipalities, the police arrived too late in more than 20% of the cases. The police state that on a national basis, in 92.4% of emergency cases, they arrived within a quarter of an hour. Yet in three regions, the norms were not met.

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