Prefect, mayor, prosecutor and departmental director of public security presented new police officers on Wednesday. Thirty-three new civil servants have taken up their post in Toulouse since December, bringing to eighty-eight the arrivals since the signing of the contract between the Government and the city of Toulouse.
They pass the gates, visit the halls of buildings, monitor, control… The police officers of the specialized field brigade know the Izards district, north of Toulouse like the back of their hand. Their competence extends beyond the district of republican reconquest which includes the Izards and Borderouge. Where for a long time drug trafficking was peremptorily displayed. Urban development and police pressure got the better of these less visible deal points. “But if we stray too far from the field, it will be taken over” warns Jean-Cyrille Reymond, departmental director of public security.
Hence the interest in strengthening this now strong unit of 33 police days, “which works every day, also in the evening”. Among the thirty-three police officers who have reinforced the staff of the national police in the Toulouse conurbation since December, the 15th have been assigned to the “north”, in the field unit and the judicial support group, in charge of investigations flagrancy. “This area remains sensitive on the right bank of the Garonne where delinquency, in particular through heavy drug trafficking”, recalls the director of police.
The prefect Etienne Guyot, the mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc and the prosecutor Samuel Vuelta-Simon came this Wednesday to encourage these reinforcements. The mayor appreciates “that the State is keeping its commitments. Since the signing of the integrated security contract, the promised reinforcements are there. At the end of February, we will have 88 additional police officers out of the 111 planned for the end of 2022. We are therefore rather ahead” . Jean-Luc Moudenc also underlines the urban developments of a district which have evolved a lot in recent years. And the prosecutor believes that “Toulouse, its metropolis, deserves its reinforcements, but also magistrates (two judges one prosecutor) to better fight against delinquency”. A “collective” effort underlined by the prefect, a volunteer in the fight against everyday crime, “the one that ruins the lives of the inhabitants”.