LIVE – Emmanuel Macron in Nice: The President of the Republic wants "double the number of police officers in the field by 2030" – VIDEO

12:17 p.m .: Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday that he wanted to “double the police on the ground by 2030”, in particular by removing additional tasks and reorganizations that will put “3,000 more agents on the public highway”. This measure will complement the creation of 10,000 law enforcement positions since the start of the five-year term, he said in Nice, in front of elected officials and associations, during a trip devoted to security.

12:08 p.m .: Update on what we know at midday

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Emmanuel Macron is in Nice on Monday to present his proposals on security, a central theme three months before the presidential election, and defends an assessment described as “secure Waterloo” by the right. This first trip by the president since he said last week to want to “piss off” the unvaccinated, comes against the backdrop of violence against elected officials in favor of the vaccination pass, such as the assault on Sunday of a LREM deputy from Saint-Pierre -et-Miquelon, strongly condemned by the political class.

The Head of State, given at this stage widely at the top of the polls in the first round, must “draw the contours” of the future programming and orientation law for internal security (Lopsi) for the years 2022-27. “We must work for the quiet life to which all our fellow citizens are entitled, we are not there yet (…) but we must tirelessly improve things”, he declared at the beginning of a series of ‘discussions with elected officials in front of the future “police hotel” to bring together the national and municipal police forces in a police station equipped with cutting-edge technologies.

He must project himself into the future and “draw prospects” because “we can not afford to be frozen on security”, according to an adviser. He will have a lot to do to defend a record that the right radically challenges him.

Last week, during a trip to the south-east, candidate LR Valérie Pécresse announced her intention to “bring the Kärcher out of the cellar” to “clean up the neighborhoods”, using a controversial expression from Nicolas Sarkozy when he was Minister of the Interior.

11:31 am: President Emmanuel Macron discusses the actions taken since the start of his five-year term in terms of security. “We need to make our police and justice work better,” he said. “We have reinvested over the past 5 years in our security with 10,000 positions”. The head of state wants to “double the police on the ground by 2030”.

11:09 am: President Emmanuel Macron, accompanied by Christian Estrosi, has just arrived in Nice. The Head of State is also accompanied by Gérald Darmanin and Marlène Schiappa. The Head of State must notably lay the first stone of the future “police hotel” alongside the mayor, Christian Estrosi. According to the Elysee, this project should bring together the national and municipal police.

Scheduled to come into service in 2025, this structure will accommodate some 2,000 police officers (1,200 national, 800 municipal) and will be equipped with the first urban hypervision center, connected to surveillance cameras as well as to numerous sensors (air, traffic, etc. .). Its creation cost 220 million euros, including more than 170 financed by the State.

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08:00: Eric Ciotti, LR MP from the Alpes-Maritimes and Lieutenant of Valérie Pécresse even takes advantage of this presidential move, which he will boycott, to accuse the head of state of “leaving the French a mechanical France Orange” in Le Figaro to be released this Monday.

Criticizing “a safe Waterloo” when discussing the president’s record in the fight against delinquency, Eric Ciotti sharply attacks Emmanuel Macron visiting his constituency, a pretext according to the deputy for “a small electoral maneuver” .

“Emmanuel Macron is in the process of misleading the institutions by campaigning with the means of the State in a shameless manner. He comes to lay the fictitious first stone of a police station whose work will not begin for two years and whose building permit application has not even been filed ”, criticizes the elected official who will not participate in the traditional Republican reception. Eric Ciotti, on the other hand, will organize a “counter-programming” at the Nice remand center in the morning, said his entourage. Then he will launch the “Pécresse 2022” committee in the Alpes-Maritimes.

7:11 am: Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Nice today will be placed under the theme of security. The Head of State must notably lay the first stone of the future “police hotel” alongside the mayor, Christian Estrosi. According to the Elysee, this project should bring together the national and municipal police.

Scheduled to come into service in 2025, this structure will accommodate some 2,000 police officers (1,200 national, 800 municipal) and will be equipped with the first urban hypervision center, connected to surveillance cameras as well as to numerous sensors (air, traffic, etc. .). Its creation cost 220 million euros, including more than 170 financed by the State.

During this trip, the President of the Republic must also “draw the contours” of the future programming and orientation law for internal security (Lopsi), for the years 2022-27. This text was mentioned by Emmanuel Macron in his speech in Roubaix, at the end of the Beauvau de la sécurité, on September 14.

The Head of State had undertaken to “[le] present in the 1st quarter ”, adds the presidency. Accompanied by Gérald Darmanin and Marlène Schiappa, respectively Minister of the Interior and Minister Delegate for Citizenship, Emmanuel Macron will address security issues more broadly, during an exchange with representatives of the police, society civil and judicial. It will be a question of the fight against delinquency, the care of victims, feminicides and cybersecurity, according to the Elysee.

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