Our budgetOur Budget

  • The budget is based on three axes: the Federal Police as such, the Local Police (allocations) and the integrated functioning. The importance of the same "rhythm" between these three axes cannot be overemphasised!
  • The implementation of the Multi-year Investment and Operating Plan is reiterated on an annual basis; the Federal Police therefore sees its expertise strengthened and fine-tuned over the years.
  • The Federal Police has successfully applied for European subsidies for 14 of its own projects.


Overall budget

The budget, which amounts to 2 114 248 446 euros (excluding Terro funds), is structured around three main axes:

  • the Federal Police itself
  • the Integrated Police (GPI)
  • the Local Police

It is divided into five categories:

  • staff
  • operations
  • investment
  • allocations
  • subsidies
Federale Politie 2018 2019
Staff 756 700 000 813 689 000
Operations 91 580 000 90 653 860
Investment 27 025 000 20 883 000
Allocations / /
Subsidies 1 170 000 1 170 000
Subtotal 876 475 000 926 395 860
Integrated Police(GPI) 2018 2019
Staff 103 759 000 108 745 000
Operations 70 673 000 73 522 929
Investment 13 633 000 6 559 657
Allocations / /
Subsidies 13 986 000 14 149 000
Subtotal 202 051 000 202 976 586
Local Police 2018 2019
Staff / /
Operations / /
Investment / /
Allocations 915 640 000 947 998 000
Subsidies 42 420 000 36 878 000
Total 958 060 000 984 876 000
Subtotal 2018 2019
Staff 860 459 000 922 434 000
Operations 162 253 000 164 176 789
Investment 40 658 000 27 442 657
Allocations 915 640 000 947 998 000
Subsidies 57 576 000 52 197 000
Total 2 036 586 000 2 114 248 446

Multi-year Investment and Operating Plan

Initiated by the Federal Public Service Policy and Support ("BOSA") and the Finance Inspectorate, the Multi-year Investment and Operating Plan (MIOP) is a reference tool at a time when the rationalisation of resources is becoming more and more concrete within the public administrations.
As a genuine management and planning tool, the MIOP enables our organisation to specify its strategies through a five-year planning of the various projects/needs.
Carrying out the PPIF is a process that is repeated on an annual basis. The Federal Police therefore sees its expertise strengthened and refined over the years.

Optimisation of the use of the funds granted

In order to optimise the use of the funds granted, an action plan to combat the underutilisation of funds was put in place at the end of the first half of 2019. This involves the drafting of processes, the creation of new interlocutors in the budget chain (such as the Advisory and Purchasing Policy Unit, "purchasing correspondents", etc.), the implementation of various training courses, the creation of a communication plan, the updating of the "Senior Management Officer's Manual", and so on. This plan therefore has the following objectives:.
Ce plan poursuit par conséquent les objectifs suivants :

  • acquire and/or develop the necessary skills
  • optimise the purchasing structure
  • ensure the provision of the necessary standard tools and documents
  • optimise monitoring tools

and, in this way, make optimal use of the funds allocated.

European funding as a lever for more resources

The Federal Police has successfully applied for European subsidies for 14 of its own projects. These subsidies represent a total amount of more than 14.5 million euros out of a total amount of 15.9 million euros for all projects. Eleven projects, amounting to 13.1 million euros in grants out of a total budget of 14.3 million euros for all projects, have already been approved. Three projects, for which 1.45 million euros in subsidies have been applied for out of a total budget of 1.6 million euros, will still be evaluated by the European Commission in 2020.

Several of these projects aim at developing and optimising (further) the systems for international information exchange (SIS II) and border control (EES & ETIAS). A project to optimise border surveillance in Zeebrugge using new technologies (BEACON project) was also approved. The INSPECT project aims to strengthen cooperation with France and the Netherlands, in particular with regard to the use of ANPR and joint patrols. In addition, a number of projects aimed at improving the fight against international drug trafficking were also approved.

Finally, the Federal Police is participating as a partner in three projects financed by Europe and set up by external partners. We receive a subsidy of 567,137 euros for our services and expertise within the framework of these projects.

 européen