Belgian police better armed

Belgian police better armed

World August 10, 2016 12:27

brussels - Police in Belgium have better weaponry. That Interior Minister Jan Jambon Wednesday agreed after consultation with the police unions, which had gedreigd.Dienstwapen actions

The unions said the measures were taken after an Algerian Saturday two policewomen stabbed goes far enough at a police station in Charleroi, but are now reassured.

Thus accelerated purchased new ammunition.,, Terrorists bombard us with ordnance because our weapons are not cope, '' said Patrick vakbondman Roijens.,, This is why the effective ammunition. ''
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Furthermore, future national or private (auxiliary) agents their service weapons may take home and may wear it with them when they are not working. That is a matter for the local police.

Several corps themselves had already taken extra security measures. As civilian will get at the reception desks of the Antwerp police pepper spray. Elsewhere in Belgium some district offices are temporarily closed.

Belgium is still threat level 3 on a scale of 4. For the police stations is level 2+ force. The unions wanted this could be increased to three, but it does not need Jambon. However, a working group will examine the safety of police buildings.

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