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Administrative approach to outlaw motorcycle gangs in the Euregion

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December 10, 2015

Administrative approach to outlaw motorcycle gangs in the Euregion

The administrative perspective
Jo Wiertz
Arrondissementscommissaris
Provincie Limburg
Dag van de veiligheid 2015

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December 10, 2015
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  1. Administrative approach to outlaw motorcycle gangs in the Euregion The

    administrative perspective Jo Wiertz Arrondissementscommissaris Provincie Limburg
  2. Administrative approach ?? • Intermingling with local infrastructures • Every

    municipality = vulnerable • Negative consequences for citizens, local entrepreneurship, local administration itself • Opportunities : administrative measures to frustrate criminal networks
  3. Integrated approach = most effective one • Preventive strategy :

    raising barriers, frustrating, not facilitating organised crime • Complementary to criminal law approach and fiscal approach
  4. Introduction in Belgium • Most active : regions boardering the

    Netherlands (displacement effect) • Kick-off by the governor of Limburg in 2008 • Experiment : Genk (with EU-support) • Parallel : Province of Antwerp, cities of Antwerp and Turnhout • Bi-provincial conference January 2015 in Genk
  5. Focus : organised motorcycle gangs • Euregional setting • Displacement

    effects (pressure put on OMG’s by the Netherlands and Germany) • Some local administrations in Limburg experiment with administrative measures • Governor : sensibilisation of mayors and municipalities • Interprovincial meeting with neighbouring provinces • Put on the federal agenda by mayors boardering the Netherlands
  6. The time is right… • Governorsconference september • Time to

    give the administrative approach structure and body • Take it to a supra-local level • Model : Dutch RIEC/LIEC-structure
  7. A suggestion… • Engagement pronounced by the Minister of Interior

    • Suggestion to organise supporting structure on the provincial level • Federal financial support required…