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Basic Police Care Officer – closing June 16

Basic Police Care Officer

Korps Politie Caribisch Nederland is looking for a Basic Police Care Officer, location Bonaire, vacancy number P&O2016_05_007.

Korps Politie Caribisch Nederland (KPCN; the Dutch Caribbean Police Force) is a small and dynamic force (151.5 FTEs) which was established on 10-10-10 and whose work area is the islands of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Although the force is small in size, it contains all processes of a full-fledged force. After a pioneering phase, the force has now entered a phase of further professionalisation. The objective for the coming years is: “getting the basics in order”, which means that the force will be developed further, both quantitatively and qualitatively. In this context we are looking for enthusiastic, versatile, flexible employees who want to build the future of the force together with us.

The mission of Korps Politie Caribisch Nederland is: the Force contributes to the safety and the quality of life of people living, working or who are staying as a tourist on one of the islands of the Caribbean Netherlands. The staff are alert and ready to serve, decisive and professional.

Description of the department
Basic Police Care (Basispolitiezorg, hereafter BPZ) focuses on the area-specific performance of operational police duties on the three BES islands. BPZ has 5 chiefs who report to the head of BZP, who also is the Deputy Chief of Police. Each chief directs a team of approximately 20 colleagues. In case of appointment on Bonaire it may occur that one will be asked to work on one of the Windward Islands on a temporary basis (3 months), if required. We therefore are looking for flexible colleagues who show initiative and who can react quickly with us.

Job description
As a BPZ Officer you will contribute to the maintenance of public order, safety and quality of life by independently performing operational police duties for the purpose of addressing safety issues. Furthermore you will supervise foreigners during regular surveillance.

Job requirements

  • MBO level of working and thinking, MBO-3 level police training;
  • knowledge of relevant parts of criminal law, law of criminal procedure and administrative law;
  • knowledge of and experience with the application of documentation and registration systems (Actpol for example);
  • knowledge of and skilled in conflict mediation;
  • knowledge of, some experience with and skilled in emergency assistance and incident management;
  • knowledge of and an active command of Dutch, Papiamentu and English and possibly Spanish;
  • meeting the IBT integrated professional skills training] requirements annually in conformity with regulation;
  • additional certificates concerning specific duties/additional tasks where necessary.


  • Communicative
  • Flexible
  • Proactive
  • Showing integrity
  • Good social skills
  • Immune to stress
  • Cooperation

Employment conditions
In case of an unchanged organisation structure and good performance, KPCN offers the opportunity to take an MBO-4 level training course.

The salary for this position falls within the following margins:

Initial salary scale 5: minimum $ 1,363.00 to maximum $ 1,946.00
Job salary scale 6: minimum $ 1,554.00 to maximum $ 2,225.00

The salary will be determined, within the aforementioned margins, depending on training and experience.

One is required to be able to submit a Certificate of Good Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG), a positive result of the medical examination and a sports test and these are part of the selection procedure. An assessment and a situation analysis may be part of the selection procedure.

For information about the job vacancy please contact
Name        : Mr. M. Sint Jago, BZP Chief, (+599) 7158008

Applications, you may send your curriculum vitae with cover letter to
Name        : Mrs. M.N. van Maalsen, HR Adviser
E-mail        :

KPCN particularly invites candidates living in the Caribbean region or who were born here and are currently living in the Netherlands.

Closing date: 16 June 2016

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