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John Laene

Secretary General, RAILPOL (European network of Railway police forces)

John Laene is a Chief Inspector within the Service of Infrastructure (rail, road, water and air) of the Central Unit of National Police of The Netherlands. He started his police career in 1980 and has more than 37 years’ experience in policing the rail sector, especially in special operations and large scale/public order disturbance. In 2005 he participated as one of the first police officers in RAILPOL and joined the Working Group Public Order, first as member and later as Chair. After Chairing this Working Group for several years, he was asked to take the position of General Manager Operations within RAILPOL and was responsible for the operational activities. In 2015 he was elected by the members of RAILPOL as Secretary-General and vice-president of RAILPOL.

Railway safety and security

24 May
12:30 - 14:00