Weekend Reads: twice as much the police in transport by the Olympic Games 2024, announces Gérald Darmanin

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Le ministre de l'Intérieur Gérald Darmanin à l'Assemblée nationale, le 22 novembre 2022. © Thomas Samson / AFP Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin in the National Assembly, November 22, 2022.

In an interview with the 20 -minute newspaper, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin announced, Wednesday, November 23, 2022, that the staff of the police would double in transport by the 2024

Olympic Games the number of police forces deployed in public transport goes "more than double" by the Olympic Games 2024 , announced Wednesday November 23, 2022 Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, in an interview with 20 minutes .

The workforce will go from 1,675 police and gendarmes to 3,510 details the minister. Or "1.835 more" , including "200 in Paris" , he adds, evoking "an unprecedented effort" .

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New units in eight big cities

of "New Units" from "60 to 90 police" will be created in eight big cities (Bordeaux, Rennes, Orléans, Rouen, Strasbourg, Dijon, Nantes and Toulouse), he continues. Today, only Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Lille have dedicated services.

In the smaller cities "37 brigades of 10 to 20 agents will be set up" , he says, quoting for example Angers, Amiens or Lens.

"We are going to develop a whole security service in transport, set up police stations within stations to facilitate complaints" , announces the minister.

Over the first ten months of the year, "an 8% drop in public transport violence was recorded throughout France" , he welcomes, while last year the services of police and gendarmerie had found an increase of 4% of flights and violence in public transport. "All indicators, including flights and sexual assaults, are down" , he specifies.

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