Police culture in action

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Police culture in action

A qualitative study into the organisational culture of the Dutch National Police (full text only available in Dutch)


The following questions were the starting point for this study:
"How can the organisational culture of the Dutch police be described, in different parts of the organisation? In which way can this organisational culture be developed, according to the realisatieplan?
These questions are answered in this report. During this study that was conducted in 2015, the researchers spoke to 118 employees of the Dutch National Police in interviews and workshops. Key to these talks were concrete stories and anecdotes. Stories and anecdotes that paint a picture of how police work goes and in which the organisational culture becomes visible.

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Koetsveld, R. van, Hartmans, R., Man, A.-P. de, Werven, R. van
Change+, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, WODC
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Voor een electronische versie - zie: bijlagen (rechtsboven) (only available as pdf)