Tag Archives: Netherlands

Big busts

Some big cases in the news. The site Webstresser.org, allegedly responsible for 4 million DDoS cyber attacks worldwide, was taken off-line with arrests and seizures in at least 11 countries. Spanish police seized 9 tons of cocaine from a ship … Continue reading

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Bulgaria & Romania lead EU in traffic fatalities

This article reports that traffic deaths per population in the EU in 2017 were highest in Bulgaria and Romania, each 3-4 times higher than in Sweden, UK, Netherlands, and Denmark. Overall, 55% of fatalities were on rural roads, 37% on … Continue reading

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Violence against police in the Netherlands

According to this article, there were 9,101 incidents of verbal or physical violence against Dutch police in 2017, including 147 cases in which police filed charges of attempted murder or manslaughter against their attackers. The total number of incidents appears … Continue reading

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Europol director to join private firm

At the conclusion of his 9-year term as Europol director, Rob Wainwright will join the private firm Deloitte to help run its cybersecurity business, according to this article, which notes that “European spending on computer security is forecast to rise … Continue reading

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Custom Blackberry CEO busted

This article reports a multi-national investigation by the U.S., Canada, and Australia into a company that provided custom Blackberry devices for secure communication within private networks, with encryption and remote “wiping” if a phone was seized by authorities. About 20,000 … Continue reading

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Custom-fit app for community policing

This article describes a smartphone app, SecureU, now being pilot tested in 5 EU cities, designed to enhance direct engagement between citizens and police. Developers have taken a “privacy-by-design approach respectful of national and EU regulations,” resulting in local versions of the … Continue reading

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Better interviewing & interrogation

Here’s an interview with a Norwegian former homicide investigator who has studied suspect interviewing techniques around the world and applied them during his police career, starting with the UK’s PEACE model and adding strategic elements. The key is to foster … Continue reading

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