Help track down suspects and missing people with Burgernet Haaglanden

Help track down suspects and missing people in The Hague. Sign up to become part of the crime-fighting Burgernet system.

What is Burgernet?

Burgernet is a unique partnership between citizens, the municipality and the police to promote safety. The Burgernet system enables the police and municipality to notify residents when a crime is committed or a person is missing. The system is activated after a break-in or missing person is reported. Citizens participating in Burgernet will get a voice or text message on their telephone with a request to be on the lookout for a certain person or vehicle. Citizens are encouraged to use the system to inform the police if they witness anyone involved in the crime or the missing person.


Burgernet is the successor to SMS-Alert. This new system allows the police to send messages via the telephone (landline and mobile) and email. It therefore reaches a larger group of residents. SMS-Alert worked only with text messages.


You can register for Burgernet if you are 16 years and older. You can use the registration form to indicate how you would like to be notified: by telephone and/or SMS and/or email.

More information

You can find more information (Dutch only) on Burgernet Haaglanden at You can also phone: (088) 964 89 14 for more information or read more on Twitter @Burgernet_HGL.

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Published: 22 September 2016Modified: 18 May 2017