Public to report crimes via internet

28th July 2006, Comments 0 comments

28 July 2006, BRUSSELS — Federal police will open at the start of next year an 'electronic office' where the public can lodge complaints via the internet.

28 July 2006

BRUSSELS — Federal police will open at the start of next year an 'electronic office' where the public can lodge complaints via the internet.

The Interior Ministry and police have confirmed that a study is being conducted over several months examining the feasibility of the project.

The study must be completed by the end of this year and the first experiments will follow in January 2007, newspaper 'Le Soir' reported on Friday.

Dewael had briefly informed the Parliament about the project on 20 July in response to a written question from Liberal VLD MP Guido De Padt.

The 'electronic office' is part of a government project aimed at streamlining administration tasks.

It is hoped that the public will be able to report minor crimes such as vandalism or shop thefts to police via the internet.

Discussions with Justice Minister Laurette Onkelinx must still be carried out to determine the exact list of reportable crimes.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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