27 Aug 2008
Two Dutch ministries, statistics Netherlands, the Association of Netherlands Municipalities and the largest cities of the Netherlands have set up an integral 'Security Monitor' (Veiligheidsmonitor). With this monitor the parties involved will measure how safe Dutch residents feel on a national, regional and local level. The Safety Monitor is a detailed survey into the security, quality of life and level of crime experienced by inhabitants. By using questionnaires and various observational methods the sense of security in the country should be made visible. Parties that take part in the monitor will receive a software application which allows them to analyse their own data in more detail. It will also be possible to compare local results with the data of other parties involved. In the end, it should be possible to coordinate policy in the field of crime and security more closely with the wishes and opinions of Dutch residents.
22 Aug 2008
The City of London has welcomed a new type of policing teams. The so-called 'London Underground Neighbourhood Police Teams', are part of the British Transport Police. The teams will patrol the London underground in order to address crime issues affecting the Tube. According to the British Transport Police, the teams will spend a minimum of 85% of their time doing work that directly impacts their neighbourhood, allowing them to be on proactive patrol more than ever before.