French connections

Understanding France’s complex law enforcement

FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Thurs. 11.08.16: This week, we give you the low down on France’s complex law enforcement. There are two police agencies at the national level as well as local forces. In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks, many things have changed for the French police. The government has vowed to beef up exhausted forces stretched thin by the ongoing state of emergency. Meanwhile, public opinion has also changed with respect to the so-called “guardians of the peace".