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Open Police

An open government platform built for the websites of the Belgian Police using open source software and open standards.

Build on top of our open source web application platform.

Website of <a href='http://www.lokalepolitie.be/5388'>Police Leuven</a>.
Website of Police Leuven.

What is included?


If you have questions or need help, you can create a support ticket in the administrator area. During business hours you can usually expect a reply within a few hours or even less. On the weekend, it might take us a little longer to get back to you.

The folks responding to support requests are the very developers that built the product in the first place and know it inside and out.

Feature requests

Our development is customer-driven, and there’s a good chance that the feature you’re requesting is already on our roadmap. It also helps for us to understand why you’re looking for that feature, and sometimes we can even recommend a current piece of functionality that can achieve the same result.

If a feature is not currently part of our roadmap, we’re always open to discuss building it on contract.


There’s never any software to install, as everything runs on our servers.






  • Email: [email protected]
  • Password: police


User-centred content

Appointments Planned

Ability to book an appointment with a person or departement.

District Officers

Users can easily find their District Officer.

Events calendar Planned

List all upcoming events (info sessions, etc).

Forms Planned

Digital forms have features which paper forms do not have, another step closer to a paperless Government.

Frequently asked questions

Catalogue the most frequently asked questions.


Communicate interesting news with your users.


Easily distribute press articles from within a dedicated area on your site.

Roadside safety checks

Announce roadside safety checks and communicate the results.

Design & Accessibility


Conforms to WCAG 2.0 level AAA. Leverages WAI-ARIA & HTML5 to further enhance accessibility.

Mobile-First design

Addressing the constraints of mobile, then progressively enhances the experience to take advantage of available screen space.

Progressive enhancement

Leveraging web technologies in a layered fashion to allow everyone to access the content.


Administrator interface

The administrator area features a simple user interface focused on managing the different sections of the website.


The administrator area has an integrated Analytics dashboard.

Broken Links Checker Planned

Don’t let broken links damage your site’s usability. We’ll notify you when we’ve found broken links.

Content editor

A simple editor allows webmasters to easily manage content.

Content templates

Attach images and documents to content for an optimal result across devices.


The dashboard provides an overview of all recent activities and allows for quick access to your content.

Download Manager

Easily manage files and folders in your downloads section.

Rich content editor Planned

Intuitive editor for web content which does not presuppose anything about how it will be rendered.

Support system

A ticket system is integrated seamlessly, dedicated support is just one click away.

Versioning Planned

Sometimes, you just want to ‘undo’ edits and return to an earlier version of a document.

Linked Data, Open Data & Open Source

Central Reference Address Database

Integrates the Central Reference Address Database (CRAB) as a source for street names.

Information Platform Public Domain Planned

Integrates the Information Platform for the Public Domain (IPPD) as a source for public domain information.

Linked Data

Leverages Schema.org vocabulary wherever possible (articles, contact information, office hours, etc) so data can be interlinked and becomes more useful through semantic queries.

Open Graph

The Open Graph protocol enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph.

Open Source stack

Purely built on an Open Source software stack.

RESTful API Planned

The platform is designed around the HTTP protocol. All data is available through a level 3 JSON REST API and fully documentated.


All frequently updated information (news, traffic, press releases, etc) are available in RSS format.

Twitter Cards

With Twitter Cards you can attach rich photos, videos and media experience to Tweets that drive traffic to your website.



Our workflow includes three environments: Development (bugs & features), Staging (quality assurance and testing) and Production.


Leverages HTTPS, a protocol for secure communication over a computer network.


PHP 7 is the ultimate choice for web developers today. Up to 2x faster performance and 50% better memory consumption than PHP 5.6.

PageSpeed Module

Integrates the PageSpeed modules, open-source server modules that optimize your site automatically (gzip compression, etc).


Fully optimised for performance, loads on average in 0.7 seconds.

Varnish Cache Planned

Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy.