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Dirk Allaerts is the Director of Planning and Development at INTERPOL. He is seconded by the Belgian Federal Police, and is responsible for refining and managing INTERPOL’s strategic and business planning process. He is also responsible for the alignment of project portfolios with the strategic priorities of the organization and liaison with the INTERPOL Foundation for a Safer World. He also supervises the communication department. For 15 years, he was Chief Commissioner, Chief of Staff of the Commissioner, General of the Belgian Federal Police, Senior Advisor to the General Director of the Federal Judicial Police, and Director of an Operational Unit. He has experience in criminal investigations, and senior police management. His expertise recognized worldwide are in: organized and emerging crime, terrorism, and strategic management. He possess a master’s degree in Criminology from the University of Ghent, a TOPSPOC-CEPOL – European Agency for Law Enforcement Certificate, and a USDEPT FBI Certificate.


  • June 10: Cooperating with the authorities for security on transport networks

    Introduction to INTERPOL’s Mission, Capabilities, and Global Outreach

    The presentation: Introduction to INTERPOL’s Mission, Capabilities, and Global Outreach - by Director of Planning and Development at INTERPOL, Dirk Allaerts, introduces his audience to an overview of INTERPOL, who we are, what we do, and how we can help other to make the world a safer place.

    This will be seen through a glimpse into INTEPROL’s structure, networks, capabilities, databases, notice system, and resources. It will conclude with recent operations that had great success in stopping crime, related to the transportation networks.