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NCJ Number: 149000 Find in a Library
Title: French Municipal Police: Origins, Operational Frameworks and Complementarity With Other Law Enforcement Agencies
Journal: Cahiers Dela Securite Interieure  Volume:16  Issue:2  Dated:(1994)  Pages:48-60
Author(s): N Chambron
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 13
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: France
Annotation: This article describes the structure, operations, and interagency cooperation of the French municipal police.
Abstract: The recent rise of municipal police forces in France has occurred within the division of responsibilities between the state and decentralized local communities. From having been integrated into mainstream police activity, municipal police forces are now tending to become instruments of social regulation and a channel of communication between the population and the town hall. Their insertion into local systems can be done either aggressively or contractually.
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): France; Interagency cooperation; Police organizational structure; Police responsibilities
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