The commander of the Vaucluse gendarmerie group wants to increase the operational reserve of the department. “Today we have 430 people in the operational reserve and we would like to reach 500 or even 550 people,” explains Colonel Jean-Christophe Le Neindre. Nationally, the gendarmerie has 30,000 reservists and wants to increase to 50,000 staff. “We therefore suggest to the population aged 17 to 40 to join us. You must submit your file on the site lagendarmerierecrute.fr“, indicates the boss of the gendarmes of Vaucluse.
“Those interested will be received, trained, and can be hired by the day for the Vaucluse gendarmerie, suit Jean-Christophe Le Neindre. There is no particular profile. This is what makes this reserve so rich. We are looking for motivated people, volunteers, animated by the public service, the fact of committing to a good cause: the protection of people and goods. “
The gendarmerie is looking for very diverse profiles, for example a communications officer. Today, the operational reserve includes business leaders, municipal police officers, town hall employees and students. And the tasks are varied: “A reservist will do the same job as a gendarme, obviously with different legal skills. It’s day-to-day patrolling, in contact with the population. It’s really a weighty support”, insists Colonel Le Neindre.
Nearly 3,000 candidates take the non-commissioned officer examination in Avignon
In addition, Avignon welcomes this Tuesday, September 28 the written competition of non-commissioned officers of the gendarmerie. 2,885 candidates take the written test of general culture at the exhibition center. Avignon is one of the six national centers of the national gendarmerie. Those who are admitted then go on to the second selection test, composed in particular of a professional aptitude test, interviews, a digital test and a physical test.
And the gendarmerie is not alone in recruiting: the national police are seeking to hire 400 officers by October 15.
Registration can be done online on the site becomepolicier.fr.