Chapter 2. Community Policing in the Netherlands: Four Generations of Redefinition

  1. Tom Williamson Visiting Professor chartered forensic psychologist former police officer Deputy Chief Constable Commander
  1. Maurice Punch independent researcher consultant Visiting Professor guest lecturer1 and
  2. Kees van der Vijver PhD inspector social scientist Director Professor2

Published Online: 8 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773215.ch2

The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions

The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions

How to Cite

Punch, M. and van der Vijver, K. (2008) Community Policing in the Netherlands: Four Generations of Redefinition, in The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions (ed T. Williamson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773215.ch2

Editor Information

  1. The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England

Author Information

  1. 1

    London School of Economics, UK

  2. 2

    University of Twente, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 14 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470028995

Online ISBN: 9780470773215

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Keywords:

  • Netherlands and “community-oriented policing”;
  • hard cop, soft cop;
  • Dutch variant of COP – “GGPZ” or “gebiedsgebonden politiezorg”;
  • community beat officers (CBOs);
  • New Public Management (NPM) and “zero tolerance policing” (ZTP)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hard COP, Soft COP

  • Major Changes in Dutch Policing

  • The Four Generations of Dutch COP

  • Conclusion

  • References and Further Reading