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AWDC Security Office and the Antwerp Local Police – Diamond Department are watching over the diamond area and community!

Monday, 16 March, 2015

The AWDC SO as well as the LPA DIA ensure the safety and security in the diamond district 24/7. You can always count on them!

The AWDC SO is always available for:

  • Identification, analysis and reporting of suspicious incidents, behavior and people
  • Security awareness briefings on security, tiger kidnapping, cyber and computer crimes, terrorism, etc.
  • Visits and assessment of security at ADA buildings, officesand guards programs
  • Advice and support concerning security and safety in general: organizational, physical, electronic, notification, etc.
  • Advice and support concerning police issues and legal questions
  • Advice and support concerning private investigations and private detectives
  • Crisis communication, victim support and follow-up analyses after an actual incident

The added value of AWDC SO:

  • The safety and security of the diamond district and community are the top priority!
  • Oversight of the diamond district and industry
  • A neutral, objective and independent foundation
  • An official and certified point of contact for private and public companies regarding all security-related topics in the diamond district
  • Communicating, coordinating and enabling best security practices in the diamond district


AWDC Security Office (SO)

Stephan Van Hauwe

Head of Security and Operations



Sarah Weynants

Management Assistant


Antwerp Local Police – Diamond Department

LPA CCTV Operator 

In the AWDC building, operational 24/7

Only for crimes or suspicious activity related to the Antwerp diamond district


Antwerp Local Police - "Blue line"

Greater Antwerp area, operational 24/7

Less urgent crimes or matters related to suspicious activities


National Police and Emergency calls


Medical emergencies in the Antwerp diamond district

Hatzoloh, operational 24/7


National medical emergency calls


Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information, questions or remarks.