Surveillance, Protection and Civil Aviation Security Department

The Surveillance, Protection and Civil Aviation Security Department - known as DB3 - manages the surveillance, protection and civil aviation security system as well as the system for deploying special units (DSI), the Renegade procedure (for providing military assistance to protect Dutch air space) and the Counterterrorism Alert System (ATb).

The tasks of DB3’s Policy Division include helping to develop national and international legislation, parliamentary matters, security plans, national and international policy development, technical developments and security concepts. The Operations Division coordinates operational matters such as the ATb, deployment of the DSI, specific surveillance and protection assignments and programmes aimed at protecting members of the Royal House, politicians and members of the government. The department also has a Quality Assurance Division tasked with evaluating policy and providing internal quality assurance.