Organisation marechaussee

The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee has a staff, its own training centre and 25 brigades. The staff supports the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee in the performance of his duties. Royal Netherlands Marechaussee personnel complete training courses and programmes at the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee National Centre for Training and Expertise. The brigades carry out all of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee’s operational tasks. The brigades are part of the National Tactical Command.

National Tactical Command

The National Tactical Command (NTC) is the operational headquarters of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. It gathers and analyses information that is of importance to the performance of Royal Netherlands Marechaussee tasks. The NTC supplies this information to the brigade teams in the Netherlands in the form of work orders.

Established in 2016, the NTC transformed the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee into an information-driven organisation. Prior to 2016, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee’s operations were largely defined by specific areas and districts. This organisational change was needed to properly respond to the growing threats of cross-border crime, terrorism and illegal migration.