I’ve been in Law Enforcement for almost 20 years now. I served another 5 in firefighting. I started as a member of an intervention unit and climbed through the ranks. The last 10 years I have been a commander, basically chief of police of 23 cities (1300 sworn officers, including CID, Intel, interventions, K9 and local police units)
I am currently the National Program Director Use of Force & Training, which also is my PhD research. I work for both the civilian National Dutch Police as for the Royal Gendarmerie. (Which is a Military organization) Both organizations participate in my research and contribute to it.