The federal police are subordinate to the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice.
The Federal Police carry out their missions on the whole Belgian territory and are made up of:
- the General Commissioner’s Office,
- 3 general directorates (the General Directorate of Administrative Police, the General Directorate of Judicial Police and the General Directorate of Support and Management),
- central directorates and services based in Brussels and decentralised directorates and services in the different districts.
The General Commissioner'’s Office
The General Commissioner is the head of the organisation. He is responsible for specific missions and has his own directorates and departments within the General Commissioner's Office.
Since 1 March 2012, the function is fulfilled by Chief superintendent Catherine De Bolle.
The decentralised coordination and support directorates ("Dirco's") directly depend on the Commissioner General.
She also leads and coordinates the three general directorates.
The general directorates
The Federal Police carry out special and supralocal administrative and judicial police missions and support both Local and Federal Police services and units.
The three general directorates and their missions are the following: