Program subversion De Langstraat
This program focuses on undermining issues facing small and medium-sized (rural) municipalities, such as dumping drug waste, problems around vacation parks, the willingness of citizens living in rural areas to report signs of undermining crime, and the resilience of municipal councils, local governments and civil service organizations to criminal influence.
This program started in late 2020 as a three-year program working with the municipalities of Heusden, Loon op Zand and Waalwijk, as well as the province of North Brabant.
The program includes action research, field labs, coaching of professionals and consulting.
Indicators of (organized) crime and subversion on business parks
Money laundering, hemp cultivation, transit of illegal goods: many business parks are subject to hidden crime. Certainly rundown business parks often provide a fertile breeding ground for criminal activities. There is a continuum with the normal upper world on the one hand and the hard criminal underworld on the other. There are all kinds of forms in between; varying from consciously looking the other way, getting a piece of the pie, to providing criminals with a helping hand.