Minister ‘surprised’ by police chief expenses

Home affairs minister Guusje ter Horst is to take action after being ‘unpleasantly surprised’ at the level of expenses and supplements claimed by some senior police officers.

Research by tv news show RTL showed that some regional police chiefs claim thousands of euros a year on top of their salaries for being on call and for other expenses.
For example, Amsterdam’s deputy police chief Gor Gorissen claims nearly €12,000 a year for being on 24-hour call, RTL said.
The minister said she is to meet police chiefs and mayors to discuss the extra pay-outs. ‘Costs which have been declared and which are not within the rules must be paid back,’ the minister was reported as saying by the Telegraaf.

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