Federal Police support to the local police zones in order to maintain public order

general assembly on June 08, 2016

Supporting the local zones when they have to maintain public order not only belongs to the Federal Police core business, but it has also grown over the years. The Belgian Court of Audit has examined whether the Federal Police acts professionally when providing that kind of services. The Court has concluded that, although the objectives are consistent and clearly set, there is little information about their implementation. The officers responsible for coordinating the support missions (‘Dirco’s) have limited means and powers at their disposal. The Federal Police endeavours to be customer-driven while performing its support missions, but the local zones must actually do with the support they can get. The Federal Police does not have statistics about the support provided.