Police for all – How the Police has become more inclusive

September 15, 2022

During this interactive Vision Dinner, Marieken Westerink, Strategic Advisor Diversity & Inclusion at the Police of the Netherlands, shares her experiences about the substantive management of D&I policy, strategy development and its monitoring. Marieken will discuss the creation of 'Police for Everyone' and tackling social discontent. After her presentation, a moderated discussion will take place with Marieken, Corporate members and D&I Directors. We cordially invite you to participate!

  • Small scaled peer session
  • Open dialogue by means of the Chatham House Rule

Marieken Westerink, The Dutch Police

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Marieken Westerink

Strategic Advisor Diversity & Inclusion

Marieken has been working for the police in various HR related positions since 2000, with a focus on communication and D&I. Marieken is co-author and creator of D&I programs, such as Power of Difference and Police for Everyone. She is responsible for the development and management of D&I policy at national and police force level. Ethics and privacy issues and tackling migration crime are tasks of great complexity that Marieken is involved in.

The Dutch Police


Public discontent and citizens who do not feel recognized in the 'white' police line has resulted in the implementation of various diversity and inclusion programs within the largest employer in the Netherlands. In order to promote multicultural craftsmanship, the policy of the Police is aimed at effective, competent and safe teams, with each regional unit determining the necessary investments. However, quotas seem to be leading and stigmatising for certain population groups. How do you integrate an inclusive attitude that goes beyond goals?


Location: Delta Hotel, Vlaardingen
15:30 - 18:30


Event for Corporate members and Directors in Diversity & Inclusion

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  • Participants have to meet the previously described target audience.
  • If applicable, our partners will be presented with every application.
  • During all our sessions, the Chatham House Rule applies. This means that the participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. This means that no report, no photos and no recordings are made of the meeting. The presentation will also not be distributed to the participants afterwards.

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