Dutch and Belgian police to cooperate more

20th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

Police forces in the two countries will work closely to tackle cross-border crime.

THE HAGUE – The Dutch Interior Minister Guusje ter Horst and her Belgian counterpart Guido De Padt have agreed to harmonise police communication systems to effectively fight cross-border crime.

Under the new agreement, detectives and uniformed police will work closer together in tackling crimes across borders. Currently, communication between emergency services in the border region is often a problem.

Belgium also plans to look into whether Belgium's emergency services can provide assistance in the event of calamities on the Westerschelde river. The shipping route is very busy and many ships are often headed for the Belgian port of Antwerp.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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