Ten municipalities participate in test baton for boas

Ten municipalities will participate in the test with the baton for boas, which will start in January, and the Ministry of Justice and Security will inform you on Monday. The

municipalities selected to participate in the test are Alkmaar, Amsterdam, Capelle aan den IJssel, Hoorn, Leeuwarden, Valkenburg aan de Geul, Velsen, Zandvoort, Zoetermeer and Zuidwest Friesland. A total of 22 municipalities had registered for the pilot. According to the Ministry, the selection was chosen for rural distribution and a distribution between cities and rural areas.

Before the implementation of the pilot can be started in the municipalities, the boas must begin with a (additional) training and training with the short baton. Minister of Justice Ferd Grapperhaus: โ€œWith this pilot we are responding to a wish that has been alive for a long time. This remedy can, among other things, increase the safety of the boa due to its possible preventive action.โ€

Trade union BOA ACP and the Dutch Boa Bond want boas to get a baton as soon as possible, because according to them the aggression against enforcers in this coronation is further increasing.