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Police Posts at Jewish Institutions in Amsterdam to Be Replaced by Cameras

Fifteen manned police posts outside various Jewish institutions in Amsterdam are being removed and replaced by an advanced camera system and a special team of 31 agents to monitor Jewish institutions. According to...

by Nederlands Juristen Comité voor de Mensenrechten
The Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam. (Image: S Sepp)

Fifteen manned police posts outside various Jewish institutions in Amsterdam are being removed and replaced by an advanced camera system and a special team of 31 agents to monitor Jewish institutions. According to police commissioner Gerald Oud Ammerveld, the new system will lead to a smarter method of monitoring. The images are recorded 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so they can also review images if necessary. The city decided to provide extra security after an attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels in 2014.