This Wednesday, a heavy atmosphere weighed in front of the Var prefecture. A coffin and black jackets hanging from a gate framed a day of “mourning”. This Wednesday, about a hundred judicial police officers all dressed in black from Toulon, Marseille and Montpellier demonstrated against what they consider to be the “death of their profession”.
In their sights: the reform of the reorganization of the judicial police implemented by Gérald Darmanin. The goal is to bringing together the various police services at the departmental level and place them under the authority of a Director of the National Police (DDPN)than many currently.
Thus the PJ, the public security, the CRS, the border police and the judiciary now form the same sector. A solution to increase the efficiency of the police in the face of daily crime that continues to grow, according to the Ministry of the Interior.
The officers who came to protest see a risk of dilution of the means and skills of the PJas well as his independence. “We want to keep our delocalized and zonal command that allows us a real independence in our investigations at the service of judges and citizens “, claimed to AFP Christophe Olivieripolice delegate of the CGT in Toulon.
“If tomorrow we remove this specialized hierarchy and we are under the orders of a departmental management, which will have the four sectors sous S.On command, on the one hand, will less comprehend the specialty and we’ll do it divert relentlessly towards others missions. et that we n ‘in I want Not”continued to the microphone of France 3.
For his part, the national secretary of the CGT Police, Anthony Caillé, speaks of a desire from “muzzle at the police station judicial“currently protected “pressure of power from a distant direction” political and administrative authorities, AFP reports.
While a first meeting between Gérald Darmanin and judicial police leaders took place less than a month ago, new talks are expected to be organized in early October.