KPCN Trainee Police Officers

Do you have guts? Then we have the job!

MBO3 | 36 hours | P&O2023_05_16 | Closing date: 7th June 2023

Job description

KPCN is looking for enthusiastic and flexible colleagues who want to follow the internal police training to become a police officer. During the training, learning and working are alternated and after certification you will be stationed on one of the islands of the Dutch Caribbean.

The training

You follow a 2-year police training programme, at MBO level 4 (Senior Secondary Vocational Education level 4). During the training, supervision is provided by teachers from the Police Academy and practical coaches from the force. The theory periods and practical experience are gained within the different islands of the Caribbean Netherlands. The training starts during the course of the year 2023 (third quarter 2023) and has a duration until the year 2025.

The organisation

The Dutch Caribbean Police Force (KPCN) is a young, small, and dynamic force operating on the islands of Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba and encompassing all the processes of a fully-fledged police force. In the coming years, the force is engaged in further professionalisation, which will involve the further development of the force.

The force contributes to the safety and quality of life of people living, working or staying as tourists on one of the islands of the Caribbean Netherlands. KPCN employees are vigilant and service-oriented, decisive and professional.

Job requirements

To be eligible for the police officer training, you must be in possession of:

  • Senior Secondary Vocational Education (level 3) diploma or the equivalent demonstrable working and thinking level;

  • Dutch nationality;
  • Minimum age of 17;
  • Driving licence B or the intention of obtaining this within two years;
  • Swimming diploma or the intention of obtaining this within two years;
  • Good command, knowledge, and application of Dutch, Papiamento, and English at level B1.


  • Integrity
  • Enterprising;
  • Decisiveness;
  • Perseverance;
  • Role awareness;
  • Stress- resistant;
  • Communication skills;
  • Team spirit / cooperation;
  • Flexibility.

What do we offer?

  • The salary for this position builds up during training due to the hands-on nature of the training. You will start in salary scale 4, minimum grade 3, which is $1,510 per month at a 36-hour work week;
  • A 13th month of 8.33% (at least $1,750);
  • Holiday allowance of 8.33% of the salary;
  • A good pension provision placed with PCN;
  • 168 holiday hours (on the basis of a 36-hour working week);
  • A removal scheme if you react from abroad.

The appointment is a temporary employment for the period of the basic training. After successful completion of the basic training, a temporary appointment will be offered for 1 year, followed by a permanent appointment on satisfactory performance.

The salary for this position is set as follows:

Permanent appointment: salary scale 6, minimum grade 3, $1,924,- and maximum grade 15, $2,576,- per month for a 36-hour working week.

An assessment, sports test, medical examination, and screening (reliability and suitability check) are required and a mandatory part of the selection procedure. On completion of the tests, a positive certificate of good conduct (VOG) must be provided within the specified period before the training can be started.

Information about the vacancy

Information sessions will be held. More information will follow via the local media. Also check the websites: or for more information or contact Mr L. Vrutaal, training coordinator, on telephone number +599 715 8086.

Applications can be addressed to:
Name: Clark Mercera
Telephone: +599 7955016

Digital application

You can send your Curriculum Vitae accompanied by a motivation to: