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Flemish and Walloons start police exchange

Published on 29/11/2004

29 November 2004

BRUSSELS – The Flemish and Walloon police are to help each other out thanks to a new deal between forces in the two regions, it was reported on Monday.

On Sunday, Dutch speaking officers from Coxyde, La Panne and Nieuwport helped their Francophone counterparts in Charleroi to police a football match between the Zebres and Club Bruges.

In exchange, Charleroi’s police force has agreed to provide backup in Flanders next summer when the coast is busy with tourists, including many from Charleroi.

This new spirit of exchange will be spelled out in an agreement to be signed at Coxyde on Tuesday.

While working away, officers will be allowed to fill out their charge sheets in their mother tongue.

[Copyright Expatica 2004]

Subject: Belgian news