Emmanuel Macron will travel Monday to Tonneins, in the Lot-et-Garonne, to indicate where the some 200 new gendarmerie brigades he promised during his campaign in 2022 will be established. According to our information, two of them will be based in Île-de-France.
The first, mobile, will take place in the city of Nemours, in Seine-et-Marne. The second, fixed, will be deployed in the commune of Beynes, in the Yvelines.
The 200 new brigades announced by the Head of State will be gradually put into service until 2027. The first should see the light of day as early as November.
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Some brigades will be fixed, and equipped with a dozen gendarmes, but the majority will be mobile, with about six soldiers. They will travel with a "truck" between the different municipalities of the most "isolated" territories of their department.
"These will not be cheap brigades, they will be real gendarmes with digital and technological means, who will offer the same services as a fixed brigade," starting with the filing of complaint, insists the Elysee.
'A historic effort'
The President of the Republic announced the creation of these 200 brigades during the last presidential campaign during a trip to Nice in January 2022. "There will be between one and three or four brigades per department," in metropolitan France and overseas, explains the Elysee. "This is a historic effort," said the Palace, recalling that "more than 500 brigades" were abolished between 2007 and 2016.
It is a question of responding to "the very strong expectation of proximity of the police and the gendarmerie" and to "strengthen the territorial network" of the State, according to the French presidency.
"Economic, demographic and operational" criteria, according to the needs expressed by elected officials and the gendarmerie, governed the choice of sites, after several months of consultation with the prefects.
In total, these creations represent 2,144 additional gendarmes positions, out of the 8,500 new law enforcement personnel announced by the government by 2027. The objective of the President of the Republic is to double within ten years the presence of the police on public roads.