RTL Nieuws reports this based on an email it has received. Agents qualify for such a quick test if they are needed in “bad operational situations”, e.g. B. in accidents and reports of violence and the use of terrorists.
Several police teams across the country are facing a major high school dropout because they have health problems and have to wait before going to the GGD for a corona test. Many agents are not available because they are in quarantine, confirmed spokeswoman Helma Huizing from the national police.
As a result, “capacity is being lost so much that important processes are at stake,” the email read. This applies to basic police care, but also to special services such as the Guarding & Security Service and the Special Interventions Service (DSI). Increasingly, due to capacity pressures, units must move agents from other positions to maintain the emergency response. This in turn is at the expense of other police tasks, says Huizing.