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Internal investigation into lecturer at the Netherlands Police Academy in The Hague concluded

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Internal investigation into lecturer at the Netherlands Police Academy in The Hague concluded.

The Netherlands Police Academy aims to provide its students and staff with a safe learning and working environment. This generally goes smoothly, but last year 30 students reported inappropriate and undesirable behaviour in the work-study environment. This was reported on the intranet and in NRC Handelsblad. "I wholeheartedly congratulate the students for doing this," says director Leonard Kok. "The Netherlands Police Academy stands for proper interaction, inclusion and integrity. We need these reports to take action and do what we do even better." 

The Netherlands Police Academy investigated these reports. This investigation reveals that at least 18 cases involved behaviour inappropriate to the police and the Netherlands Police Academy. This immediately led to many talks with students and lecturers. 

Leonard is satisfied with that the result. "I think it is important for the conversation about desirable behaviour, professional conduct, and increasing safety for students to be a continuous and broadly based one. This conversation should be held by the management, supervisors, lecturers and, of course, the students themselves."

In one case, the Safety, Integrity, and Complaints (VIK) team investigated a lecturer. That investigation revealed no wrongdoing. They spoke to the lecturer about the standards of professional conduct expected at the Netherlands Police Academy. 

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