France in focus

Backstage at a French police academy

By: Haxie MEYERS-BELKIN Follow | Joanna COCKERELL | Sonia BARITELLO | Stéphanie CHEVAL
1 min

This week, we're at a French police training college. With the presidential election coming up and France still under a state of emergency, security is in the spotlight, and so too is the question of police brutality. The French have had a strange relationship at times with the forces of law and order but nonetheless, growing numbers of young people are joining the force. How are they preparing to face the reality of the field and how do they see the future? We went to meet some new recruits.