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NCJ Number: 123504 Find in a Library
Title: Gendarmes in Revolt
Journal: Police  Volume:22  Issue:5  Dated:(February 1990)  Pages:32-33
Author(s): T Judge
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 2
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Conflict has persisted for generations between the French Police Nationale and the Gendarmerie.
Abstract: The Police Nationale are responsible for main towns and cities, while the Gendarmerie look after villages and towns with less than 10,000 inhabitants. The Police Nationale have never enjoyed the same public esteem as the Gendarmerie. Nonetheless, in 1989, discontent emerged from within the ranks of the Gendarmerie, and committees were formed to investigate grievances. The Police Nationale have taken note of the discontent, especially since the Gendarmerie has historically received more funding from the government. Cooperation between the two police forces is discussed.
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): France; Rural urban comparisons
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