Regional risk profile

The regionaal risicoprofiel  [regional risk profile] is an inventory and analysis of the risks in a security region, including relevant risks from neighbouring regions.The risk inventory contains an overview of all high-risk situations and the types of incidents that may occur as a result. The risk map forms the basis for the regional risk profile. In the risk analysis, the data listed is further assessed, compared and interpreted. On the basis of these insights, the security region administrators make strategic policy choices for risk and crisis management, preventing and limiting risks and preparing the crisis management organisation. The regional risk profile also provides the basis for risk communication with respect to citizens. This policy is laid down in the security region policy plan.

What information does the risk profile provide?

  • What may happen to us; insights into high-risk situations.
  • As an initial step for determining the risk profile, a risk inventory for every type of crisis is carried with the aid of the provincial risk map. As risks are cross-border in nature, this inventory is coordinated with neighbouring regions.
  • How serious are the risks: incident scenarios are developed and the likelihood of a disaster or crisis occurring is analysed, taking into account the impact that it may have on the vital interests of society.
  • What efforts are the security regions currently making with regard to risk and crisis management?
  • What else can we do, what specific measures are possible to lessen the risk more effectively?

Responsibility of the security region

The security regions are responsible for drawing up the regional risk profile. In this context, the security regions must cooperate with all relevant partners, such as municipalities, provinces, police, water boards, environmental services, etc. The joint compilation of the risk profile is an initial step, which will help to conclude new cooperation agreements regarding risk and crisis management.
The Handreiking Regionaal Risicoprofiel [Regional Risk Profile Guide] provides the security regions with a uniform method for drawing up a risk profile. This ensures that the regional profiles have a similar structure. This is necessary in order to coordinate the profiles at supra-regional level, as is required in law.

The role of municipalities regarding the risk profile

The risk profile forms the basis for the policy plan. The security region administrators are therefore obliged to discuss the risk profile with all participating municipal councils. By means of the risk profile draft, municipal councils have a direct influence on the policy of the security regions. They can supplement the risk profile draft with risks that they have identified themselves and they can put forward local policy priorities and safety themes. In this way, the contents of the policy plan are well-embedded at local level and municipal councils help to direct local and regional safety policy.