Members of the Council

The Council members are appointed by Royal Decree on the recommendation of their ministers. The Council is not a political body, but does have a feel for administrative relations. The Council has three members who are appointed based on their expertise, for four (4) years each. Members may be reappointed for four years. The chairmanship rotates annually among its members. The Consensus Kingdom Act for the Law Enforcement Council mentions in Article 8 the following with respect to appointment of members of the Council: 1. Members of the Council are appointed based on the expertise needed to perform the duties of the Council. 2. Members must have the Dutch nationality. 3. Members are not involved in occupations that may have an undesirable effect on the proper execution or the inherent trust of their duties or on their impartiality and independence. Formula for taking the oath or affirming pledge by the members of the Council: I swear/affirm that I will be faithful to the King, and obey the statutory regulations. I swear/affirm that I have not given or promised any gift or favor, directly or indirectly, under any name or pretext whatsoever. I swear/affirm that I have never accepted and will not accept, either directly or indirectly, under whatever name, any gift from any person of whom I know or suspect that he is or will be involved in any inspection, whereby my official duties might be required. So help me God ! This I declare and promise.

Mr. Th.P.L. Bot

Since October 10, 2014. Mr. Theo Bot, succeeded mr. J.J. van Eck as member of the Board of the Law Enforcement Council. From 1982 to 2001 after studying Dutch law, mr. Bot pursued a career within the Public Prosecution as  district prosecutor in the public prosecution Haarlem, district prosecutor 1st class at the public prosecution Amsterdam and acting chief prosecutor at the public prosecution Haarlem. From 1989 to 1991, he served as a senior administration official for drug policy seconded to the Head of the Department of Constitutional and Criminal Law of the Ministry of Justice, and from 1991 to 1994 as Head of the Strategy, Planning and Control at the then National Security (BVD). In 2001 mr. Bot was appointed deputy head of the BVD, and in 2002 the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD). He has exercised that function until 2008. From 2008 to 2014 he worked as Deputy National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security. As of 2016, mr. Bot is appointed deputy judge of the Courts of The Hague.


Mr. M.R. Clarinda

On February 22nd, 2019, Mrs. Migdala Clarinda was appointed as a member of the Law Enforcement Council. After completing her studies in Dutch law, specializing in International and European law at Leiden University, Mrs. Clarinda worked as a legal policy officer for the former Island Council of Sint Maarten. From 2007 to 2011 she worked as legal counsel at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), where she was also chairman of several internal committees as well as interim manager of human resources. In 2012 Mrs. Clarinda was appointed secretary director of the Council of Advice of Sint Maarten. At the end of 2013, she returned to PJIA, this time as chief of administration and executive of four departments: legal affairs, human resources, quality assurance, and compliance. Since 2017 she has been working as an entrepreneur via her consulting business A1 Consultancy Services & Solutions; specializing in legal, compliance and management advice for companies and (semi-) government agencies.