The meeting organized this Tuesday between Gérard Darmanin, Minister of the Interior, and Johanna Rolland (PS), Mayor of Nantes, therefore bore fruit.
The State and the Nantes municipality have indeed agreed to allocate additional security resources to the city of Nantes, which has been plagued by an increase in acts of violence in recent weeks.
The Ministry of the Interior thus announces "the temporary assignment of a mobile force unit (about 70 agents), in public security, from Monday, October 10".
This will be particularly affected “in the city center and in the districts covered by city policy [Bellevue, Malakoff, Dervallières, Breil, Bottière…]”.
Gérald Darmanin also confirmed the installation in Nantes, in 2023, of a CRS unit with regional influence.
Of the 200 police officers who will make up this unit, 80 will be "specifically dedicated to the Nantes conurbation", he announces.
The minister also plans to create an administrative detention center for Loire-Atlantique “as soon as possible”.
Fifty more municipal police
The town hall of Nantes will not be outdone since it announces that it will recruit 50 additional municipal police officers by the end of the mandate (2026), in addition to the 70 already promised and largely already recruited.
These municipal police officers will work until 2 am.
The hours of the Nantes municipal police stretch today until 11:45 p.m.
Finally, Johanna Rolland undertakes to increase the number of CCTV cameras to 250 by the end of her mandate, knowing that there are 146 of them today.
The State ensures that it will finance half of this deployment.
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