Security plan in danger without gov'ment

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9 October 2007 BRUSSELS - The preparations for a new long term security plan for the federal police are facing problems now that there is not yet a new federal government. The new national security plan should be completed on 1 January 2008. The plan sets out the priorities for the federal and the local police. But if there is no federal government the national security plan cannot be drawn up.

9 October 2007
 
BRUSSELS - The preparations for a new long term security plan for the federal police are facing problems now that there is not yet a new federal government. The new national security plan should be completed on 1 January 2008. The plan sets out the priorities for the federal and the local police. But if there is no federal government the national security plan cannot be drawn up.

In addition, local police zones can only draw up their own security plans once the national security plan is in place. The mayors set their budgets for the police forces on the basis of the local security plan. The security plans for the police zones must be finalised by 1 January 2009 and most police zones will need a year to prepare these plans.

Fernand Koekelberg, the federal police chief, has already started preparing a national security plan, hoping that before the end of the year there will be a new government.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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