"Fast track procedure" for Dutch-speaking candidates for Brussels police force

The Brussels police force is short of police officers who master the Dutch language. Candidates who speak Dutch, can enjoy a fast employment procedure. The police school in Evere staged an open day today. 

The Brussels police force is looking for Dutch-speaking police officers: it is an old problem. In fact, the bilingual service - which should be guaranteed in the capital - is in danger. 

Today's open day served as an opportunity to raise candidates' interests. It was safety first: candidates were thoroughly screened at the entrance today. Next, demonstrations were held and candidates could have preliminary talks.

Dutch-speaking candidates can enjoy a fast-track procedure, which enables them to go through the whole procedure in just two weeks. Of the 1,100 youngsters registering, 300 have the Dutch mother tongue.