Dick Schoof is the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism. He has been since 1 March 2013. ‘Security’ has been a central focus of his career. As Director-General for the police, he was among other things responsible for setting up the National Police at the Ministry of Security and Justice and he was Director-General for Public Safety and Security at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.

Prior to this, he was Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of Justice and Director of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).

As National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism he is at national level ultimately responsible for the ‘three Cs’: Crisis Management, Counterterrorism and Cyber Security with the purpose to prevent and minimise social disruption.

Schoof studied Planning at the University of Nijmegen.