Civil aviation security
At all Dutch civil airports (Schiphol, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Maastricht Aachen, Twente and Groningen Eelde), the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee supervises the protection of departing passenger flights against terrorist attacks.
A private security company carries out the security checks on passengers and luggage. The Marechaussee supervises the security procedures. If during such checks, items are found that would be dangerous on board the flight, the Marechaussee will take measures.
The Marechaussee also conducts security surveillance at the airports. Extra security measures are implemented for high-risk flights to protect the passengers and the aircraft.
The Marechaussee has sniffer dogs which are used in the event of bomb alerts and searches for weapons and explosives.