Gérald Darmanin goes to Cher on Thursday, September 29 to launch
"the consultation for the whole country, department by department"
, which must decide on the location of the 200 additional gendarmerie brigades provided for in the security orientation law. .
In an interview with the Center France press group, the Minister of the Interior explained that
"each prefect, with the head of the gendarmerie group in his department, will bring together local elected officials to present to them the state of the strengths and weaknesses of security. in the territory concerned
, he continues,
“is that elected officials and in particular mayors, who know the field better than the civil servants of the Republic, can react by expressing their agreement or their disagreement on the observation”
Gérald Darmanin specifies that it is a question of recreating 2 to 3 brigades of gendarmerie
“by department by concentrating on the sectors which gained population and on those where the public services deserted”
The consultation phase will last
“until the beginning of January”
then the State will analyze the proposals with a view to announcing the locations
“by March April 2023”
so that the
“first brigades are ready from next summer”
As for the premises, the minister explains that the creation of these brigades will be done
“at a lower cost”
by reinvesting unused public buildings.
He adds that
“elected officials who so wish will be able to have itinerant brigades”
The creation of these 200 brigades is planned in the orientation and programming project of the Ministry of the Interior (LOPMI) which must be debated in first reading at the beginning of October in the Senate.