The Antwerp Police and NYPD signed on Tuesday a collaboration agreement in New York that will be valid over the next five years. The two police units have agreed to share their experiences and strategies in the fight against extremism and terrorism. Exchanges of staff, best practices and training will also be included in the program.
According to a spokesperson at the Antwerp police department, the agreement is a result of work that started already earlier this year when the mayor of Antwerp, De Wever, and the Chief of Police, Serge Muyters, were in New York on a business trip, during which the two met with colleagues from the Intelligence Division and the Counter Terrorism Bureau.
The agreement that has now been signed will be active for a five year period but can be extended if both parties agree to do so.