Risk management 2.0: From risk-aware to risk-based in a political-administrative context

Police and law enforcement / Police policy

Risk management 2.0: From risk-aware to risk-based in a political-administrative context

Research on risk management at the Directorate-General Police, Ministry of Security and Justice (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

The research objective is to create an overview of relevant risk management standards and frameworks currently available, which can be applied by The Directorate-General Police (DGPol), that is part of the Ministry of Security and Justice,and which is aligned to the tasks, characteristics and specific needs of DGPol. This includes both the ‘hard’ side of risk management, with attention for planning, control, systems and manageability; and the ‘soft’ side of risk management, i.e. a risk-based approach, with an emphasis on the role of the human being, culture, the importance of flexibility, adaptation and learning, and the awareness that organizations can only be engineered to a certain extent (translated and adapted from Van Staveren, 2015, p. 81). The questions are:
A. What is the standard or framework (or combination thereof) for risk management, that can be applied by DGPol and fits best with the specific tasks and characteristics of DGPol, the specific needs with regard to risk management, in particular the relation to the political-administrative context of DGPol in which she operates?
B. How can the selected standard or framework be embedded in the structure, work processes and reporting of DGPol in such a way that it is aligned with the specific tasks and characteristics of DGPol and the specific needs with regard to risk management, in particular in relation to the political-administrative context of DGPol?

Publication data

Author(s):
Molen, I. van der
Organization(s):
University of Twente - Centre for Risk Management, Safety and Security, WODC
Place of publication:
Enschede
Publisher:
University of Twente - Centre for Risk Management, Safety and Security
Year of publication:
2015

Order information

Address:
Universiteit Twente - Kenniscentrum risicomanagement en veiligheid
Contact:
I. van der Molen
Phone:
053-4893542
E-mailaddress:
p.vandermolen@utwente.nl