Bernard Welten is as extraordinary councilor connected to the Safety Investigation Board and is one of the initiators of 1Overheid. He has worked in various positions at the police, such as chief of the regional police of Groningen and the region Amsterdam-Amstelland police where he now acts as extraordinary advisor. Bernard Welten was requested by the National Police to revise the education of leadership of the Dutch police.
The independent ministries fail to create a collective procedure in the combat against fraud. Collaboration now takes place based on the principle: what's in it for me. The self-interest of investigation offices overrules a collective outcome. The IFFC can contribute to the innovation of the traditional approach to fraud by connecting and involving the stakeholders. This is in line with the Initiative 1Overheid.