There is frustration within police teams such as the National Unit and the Team High Tech Crime about the recently established investigative organization Multidisciplinary Intervention Team, writes NRC Friday. Specialists would make the switch to MIT, causing knowledge within the police to be lost.
In confidential communication in the hands of the newspaper, head of the National Investigation Department Andy Kraag writes about “the looting” committed by MIT by removing “the specialists and the toppers” from the police.
MIT was founded after the murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum, then counsel for the key witness in the Marengo trial, Nabil B., in September 2019. The goal of the new investigative organization is to better combat organized undermining crime.
The goal of MIT is to work in conjunction with and to complement the existing police teams. However, according to Gert Ras, head of High Tech Crime, his team is currently “breaking down” because employees are moving to MIT because they can earn more there, he says in NRC.
“A successful fight against high-tech crime and subversive crime threatens to be itself undermined”, says Ras.
‘Interested specialists are already doing important work’
When asked, a spokesperson for the National Unit refers to the response of the unit in NRC. It states that MIT can play a welcome role in the fight against crime, but that specific qualities are required for this.
“Specialists who now work for the police and other organizations are interested in these positions, while they are already doing important work,” the National Unit said in the newspaper. “This signal was known to the police force command and was the reason to bring it to MIT.”