The new project was proposed by the French government in August and described by French President Emmanuel Macron as the deployment of law enforcement in the most unstable areas of the country.
"First of all, starting from September 2018 and… until January 2019, 30 districts… will receive, in terms of police, additional resources. It is about areas where crime and trafficking have strongly increased, where inhabitants are sometimes afraid to leave their homes, get on a bus," Collomb said, asked which territories would benefit from the new police experiment.
60 quartiers de reconquête républicaine seront créés durant le quinquennat. Dont 30 entre 2018 et 2019.— Gérard Collomb (@gerardcollomb) 8 февраля 2018 г.
1300 effectifs supplémentaires leurs seront dédiés.
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Some 60 districts would receive additional forces, with 30 of them between 2018 and 2019. More than 1,300 additional policemen will be deployed
The minister explained that the new project would have police engaging in new techniques rather than establish specialized units.
"It will be enacted through a certain number of structural reforms: simplification and de-materialization of the criminal procedure, substitution of operational personnel by administrative specialists, suppression of unnecessary tasks," Collomb told the newspaper.
The initiative also presupposes closer contacts between law enforcement and the public.
The French government has stressed that the new initiative is not a carbon copy of the community police initiative, which was introduced in 1998 but mostly eliminated in 2003.