Training for the Integrated PoliceTraining for the Integrated Police

  • No fewer than 11 216 police officers followed the new "alcohol and drugs in traffic" training.
  • The management certificate was granted to 73 superintendents, a third of whom are women.
  • The Joint training course "Zonder Zorgen de Grens Over" ("crossing the border without worries"), in partnership with the Dutch Police Academy is a direct hit.


Basic training

Sessions* 2018 2019
Constable 4 4
Inspector 23 23
Inspector - direct recruitment Antwerp police zone 3 3
Chief inspector 10 10
Chief Inspector with Specialisation 2 2
Preparatory training for middle-ranking officers 2 2
Superintendent 4 1
Preparatory training for senior officers 2 1
Accelerated training social promotion constable to inspector 4 2
Security constables and assistants (DAB) 21 14**

* * This is the number of sessions that started.

** These figures include the number of people who started their basic training in 2018.

*** Explanatory note with regard to the marked decrease in the number of training sessions and the number of security constables and assistants who received training:

  • The planning of the sessions has been revised in consultation with the Directorate of Infrastructure Security (DAB): French speakers are very much interested in this training, so there are enough participants in the sessions for French-speaking staff. Additional training sessions are put on hold depending on the needs. Besides, it is not possible to organise sessions for more than two classes simultaneously. The decreasing interest among Dutch speakers, however, incited the National Police Academy (ANPA) to organise open days in the schools of Ghent and Wilrijk.
  • Furthermore, sessions which started in different schools in October, November and December 2018 continued in 2019.

We continue to put maximum efforts, despite the decrease in the number of sessions.

People trained* 2018 2019 People who completed their training in 2019
Constable 90 69 34
Inspector 1 136 1 168 1 170
Inspector - direct recruitment Antwerp police zone 137 104 106
Chief inspector 385 355 389
Chief Inspector with Specialisation 23 24 42
Preparatory training for middle-ranking officers 39 47 39
Superintendent 110 154 110
Preparatory training for senior officers 33 16 33
Accelerated training social promotion constable to inspector 99 54 63
Security constables and assistants (DAB) 414 290** 320

* This is the number of sessions that started.

** These figures include the number of people who started their basic training in 2018.

Explanatory note with regard to the marked decrease in the number of training sessions and the number of security constables and assistants who received training:

  • The planning of the sessions has been revised in consultation with the Directorate of Infrastructure Security (DAB): French speakers are very much interested in this training, so there are enough participants in the sessions for French-speaking staff. Additional training sessions are put on hold depending on the needs. Besides, it is not possible to organise sessions for more than two classes simultaneously. The decreasing interest among Dutch speakers, however, incited the National Police Academy (ANPA) to organise open days in the schools of Ghent and Wilrijk.
  • Furthermore, sessions which started in different schools in October, November and December 2018 continued in 2019.

We continue to put maximum efforts, despite the decrease in the number of sessions.



Total number of people trained

Schools 2018* 2019*
ANPA (Berg, Brussels, Ghent, Jumet, Vottem, Wilrijk) 23 778 25 923
Académie de police de Namur 3 918 4 402
APPH (Jurbise) 5 849 6 896
Campus VESTA (Antwerp) 6 625 10 765
École de police de la province de Liège 4 224 6 169
ERIP-GIP (Brussels) 5 532 6 277
PAULO (Ghent) 6 182 6 745
PIVO (Asse) 4 040 3 272
PLOT (Limburg) 3 214 3 897
WPS (Zedelgem) 4 757 5 349
Total 68 119 79 695**

* For basic training, the figures include the number of people who started their training in 2019. For other training (promotional, continuous, functional, certified), this is the number of people who completed their training in 2019.

** In 2019, a new training management tool was introduced called LUNA. The increase in the number of people trained by more than 11 000 has several reasons: - The 11 216 participants in the new training on the alcohol and drugs in traffic procedure (for trainers and end users) boost the statistics. - The decentralisation of training to the schools makes was continued and makes it possible to increase the number of sessions.

  • The 11 216 participants in the new training on the alcohol and drugs in traffic procedure (for trainers and end users) boost the statistics.
  • The decentralisation of training to the schools makes was continued and makes it possible to increase the number of sessions.


success story

Management certificate

After several months of selection, 78 candidates started their promotional training for chief superintendent on 21 January 2019.

Candidates were required to complete weeks of training, do a work placement (at the Federal Police, the Local Police or a public or private company) and analyse a complex task in groups. They presented the results thereof during the GPI@innovative solutions seminars on 7 and 9 October. Those seminars were the result of cooperation between the National Police Academy (ANPA), the Centre d'études sur la police (CEP), the Centre for Policing & Security (CPS) and the Circle of Police Leadership (CPL).

A total number of 73 candidates received the rank of chief superintendent after passing the integrated written test and the interview with the selection board (64 in the first exam session and 9 in the second exam session)<

The management certificate award ceremony took place on 19 December.

Brevet de direction


International police cooperation training

Belgium-the Netherlands

In partnership with the Dutch Police Academy and under the umbrella of the Benelux Secretariat, the third phase of the joint "Without Worries across the Border" training was implemented in the Limburg-Dutch region. This means that the entire Flemish-Dutch border region has been covered. The Liège-Dutch region and Luxembourg-Dutch region will follow.

The certified trainers in their turn provided wage scale-based training (8-hour sessions) to first line police officers in their region together with the various police schools:

  • Phase I in Paulo: 1 extra session with 8 Belgian participants
  • Phase II in Campus Vesta:  15 sessions with a total of 107 Belgian participants
  • Phase III in PLOT: 16 sessions with a total of 104 Belgian participants

The trainers and the trainees are members of the Belgian or Dutch police.


Belgium-France

The aim is to organise the same type of phased training in the French-Belgian border region. To this end, a working group with members of the French police services decided on subjects and learning objectives. They will serve as a basis for determining the learning content.


Information exchange and international alerts

End user training

ANPA's Police Information department organised the "International Information Exchange and International Alerts" training for staff members working in this field. Experts within the Directorate of International Police Cooperation (CGI) and trainers in the complex subject matter collaborated on this training.

  • Sessions for French-speaking staff: 5 (61 participants)
  • Sessions for Dutch-speaking staff: 4 (56 participants)

Internal training

In line with the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee in charge of investigating the terrorist attacks of 22 March 2016 and the Schengen Evaluation Committee, knowledge workers, operators and members of the support services of the Directorate of International Police Cooperation (CGI) drew up a manual with all the applicable procedures for CGI's own Single Point of Contact (SPOC) operators.

This manual will be used for internal training of newly recruited SPOC operators within CGI, but it is also a reference work for more experienced colleagues.

European training

The Training Manual for Single Point of Contact Operators was presented during the first Heads of SPOC meeting in Helsinki. This manual was developed by knowledge workers of CGI and their colleagues of the Athena Core Group. Now it is time for the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) to include this syllabus in its regular training offer for 2020.