July 28, 2012 4:47 PM
WILLEMSTAD — Employing personnel for the police corps KPC and the prison is in the balance now that the government must push back the deficit of 153 million guilders on the budget.
Minister of Justice Elmer Wilsoe (PS) wrote this in a recommendation letter of July 17th on the third implementation report plans of approach on the period April 1st to June 30th.
If the plans of approach aren’t enforced there’s a chance of a debate on an Order in Council regarding the police and prison system.The number of personnel at the prison isn’t at the desired level yet. There are only a few key positions open because of the retrenchment of officials. A recruitment procedure has been started for the latter. Furthermore, the draft function book 2009 has been sent to the unions and the Human Resources Organization Development and IT of the Ministry of Administration, Planning & Service for comment.
The progress committee requested KPC to include in this report various projects related to personnel, the so-called p-projects. These projects form the basis for the change process. An agreement with the unions on the covenant and the decision on legal position is important for this process. The latter was discussed with the unions and will be resumed after the economy round of the government.
KPC is on course but is behind on the time schedule, the minister wrote. This time schedule is bound to the liquid assets reserves. In the past implementation period KPC succeeded in taking concrete steps from the implementation plan. Although progress has been made with the financial vicissitudes in connection with the spending of means from 2011, the granting of authorizations remains a point for special attention.
A structural collaboration has been set up with the Training Center Application of Justice & Safety (ORV). Priority is given to develop courses for the middle management considering the latter is to pull the courses described in the organizational plan.
With approval of the additional means (8 million guilders) the construction of the multi-functional space can be realized, the training and the accommodation of the forensic advisor can be paid and the training of the Arrest Team, the Special Duty Police and the Dog Brigade will be given the required attention.
A freeze on the recruitment of personnel and budgetary cut backs will have far-reaching consequences for the plans of approach. Consequently, this requires a drastic change of the course and the time schedule.
As a result the stipulations in articles 7 and 8 of the Statute Law Police cannot be met. The increase of civil servants within the police corps, which began in 2010 and ends in 2013, in connection with the minimum strength of the police corps, is determined. The instruction from the National Council of Ministers, to reduce the budget by 153 million guilders, will undoubtedly affect the progress of the plans of approach for the prison and KPC, Wilsoe wrote in the foreword of the report.