The investigative tasks of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee stem from matters which come to light in the execution of other Marechaussee tasks. Each Marechaussee district has its own investigation division which carries out independent investigation into criminal offences.
Investigations into punishable offences committed by military personnel are conducted under the responsibility of the Public Prosecutions Office in Arnhem.
The Marechaussee organisation also includes a Central Investigation and Information Division, based in Utrecht. The Central Investigation and Information Division has both informative and executive tasks:
- One of the informative tasks is processing information gathered during investigations.
- The executive tasks include, for example, providing support in complex investigations. In activities such as these, the Central Investigation and Information Division works in close cooperation with several other investigative authorities.