During a closing ceremony attended by an audience of 400, the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Lieutenant General Harry van den Brink, officially closed the international Exercise Lowlands Grenade 2016.
For two weeks, 200 participants of 30 different nationalities were given a crash course in preparation for future police missions. After being divided into three units, the participants were given the task of maintaining law and order, as well as repairing the police apparatus, in the fictitious territory of ‘Transfalia’. The first week of the exercise proceeded on the basis of carousel training, with attention being given to all policing skills, including community policing and social patrols, crowd and riot control, SWAT teams and forensic investigation. Approximately 300 students from the Security and Proficiency (VEVA) course took part in the exercise as extras.
The 350-page, 72-hour script included assignments for all commonly occurring police work in mission areas.