|The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is a gendarmerie force performing military and civil police duties. It's a police organisation with military status. Unlike the Army, Navy and Airforce and because of its special function, the Marechaussee doesn't report to the Chief of the Netherlands Defence Staff. Instead it falls directly under the jurisdiction of The Ministry of Defence. However, often it will work for the Ministry of Justice or the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. The Marechaussee employs approximatly 6.600 personnel, both military and civilian.
The Marechaussee performs the following tasks: