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Auke J. van Dijk ([email protected]) is senior strategist for the executive team (Korpsleiding) of the Dutch police, engaged in long-term strategy and the connection of deep strategy with current (crisis) decisions. His academic background is in International Relations Theory and International Political Economy. He has worked at the Dutch Organization for Applied Research on the consequences for government of the network and information society. He has been senior advisor at the Dutch Council for Public Administration, a formal strategic independent think tank advising the Cabinet and Parliament; his work was mainly on security issues. He was senior advisor to the independent ministerial committee advising government on the development of the Dutch Intelligence and Security Services. He was a member of the committee – set up by the Council of Chief Police Commissioners – which developed a new vision and strategy for policing.

He was cofounder of the Agora police & security, which is an experimental space for thinking and debate among practitioners and academics. Next to the future of policing in the context of privatisation and digitalisation, his focus is on vulnerable groups, marginalized communities, policing diversity, public protection, multi-agency (including leadership) and the further development and organization of police – academic relations.

Since 2012 he is been a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health (CLEPH) in Melbourne (Australia). He was heavily involved in organizing the second and third International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH 2014 & 2016, Amsterdam) and was a member of the program committee for the fourth conference in Toronto (2018), the fifth conference in Edinburgh (2019) and for the European conference in Umeå (2023). He is a member of the board of the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association ( since 2017.


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