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Police uniform rules will not be changed to allow Muslim police officers to wear headscarves, police chief Erik Akerboom has told staff, the AD reported on Friday.

Akerboom said in a message on the police intranet system he had been shocked by the reactions the idea – first floated by Amsterdam's police chief – had generated.

Currently police officers are not allowed to wear any religious symbols but officials are considering lifting the ban in an effort to improve diversity. 'We are talking about it,' the city's most senior officer Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg told the AD earlier this month.


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