Police

As a victim, you can turn to the Victim Support Desk for any questions on the progress of the crime that you have reported. The Victim Support Desk informs, advises and supports victims throughout criminal proceedings. The Police, Victim Support Netherlands and the Public Prosecution Service (OM) work closely together on the Victim Support Desk.

What can the police do to help?

If you suspect that human trafficking or exploitation practices are taking place around you, you should report your suspicions to the local police by calling 0900 8844 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers Netherlands (Meld Misdaad Anoniem) on 0800 7000.

The police need your help to uncover, investigate and combat human trafficking practices.

If you are a victim of human trafficking and wish to report a crime, you will first be asked to take part in an informative interview. A detective specialised in human trafficking offences will explain to you what the procedures surrounding the investigation and prosecution entail. You will then be able to decide whether or not you want to report the crime.

Please note that criminal proceedings may be initiated against the perpetrators. Nevertheless, it may also be that an official report of your case is filed without subsequent legal action.

The police will refer you to the relevant aid organisations if you require assistance or upon your request. If you are an actual victim of human trafficking, the police will ensure that you are provided with safe accommodation, even if you are in the country illegally.

How do I get in touch with the police?

Call 0900 8844 and ask for a detective who specialises in human trafficking practices,

or visit the website: https://www.politie.nl/themas/mensenhandel.html

Services provided by the police

  • Legal assistance
  • Support in relation to reporting crimes, criminal investigation and prosecution