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Royal Netherlands Marechaussee

The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is a gendarmerie corps: a police force with military status. That means that our personnel are policemen and women as well as being military personnel. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is deployable in all situations at home and abroad for Security.

Border police
The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is responsible for securing the Dutch borders and serves as the border police force.

Worldwide deployment
The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee carries out police tasks for the Defence organisation and, in addition, can be deployed anywhere in the world as a gendarmerie force: both a military and a police force. For instance in areas where the local police force is in the process of being established, after an armed conflict. These types of mission are ideally suited to a gendarmerie force such as the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee.

Security & surveillance
The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is responsible for ensuring that installations and persons vital to the State are able to function without disruption. The most striking examples are the Royal House and the Central Bank of the Netherlands. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee provides the security for installations and persons, both at home and abroad, and is authorised to use force if the situation requires it. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee has special resources and skills for this task.

Criminal investigation
The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee has investigators who work on cases involving criminal offences that come to light during routine tasks.

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