Who We Are

I am Marcel Zethoven

[Marcel Zethoven Founder of VAZ Global.

VAZ Global is located close to Amsterdam, the capital city of The Netherlands (Europe) and the bakermat of the Dutch model of community policing. After a few years in commercial business, in the mid-1980’s I joined the Dutch National Police service in 1987. The last ten years of my career have been focused upon community policing – both: nationally and internationally. In 2010, I founded VAZ Global Netherlands “Professionals in community policing and – safety expertise”. Click here for my portfolio in English and here for Dutch.

VAZ stands for Veiligheids Adviesbureau Zethoven.

I work together with (local) specialists and partners to make all our projects to a success. Read on this website more about my experiences.

Since I graduated I have taken up again my favorite sport: running. In October 2019 I ran my first marathon (Amsterdam). I love reading books, papers (science) and profession related articles. I am a family man and spend lots of time with family and good friends. In social life I have been a couple of times teammanager of the sport teams of my kids. Since January 2018 I am the chairman of a local resident society. I represent around 1000 residents in the place where I live.