While Jean Castex, has announced Saturday, July 25, to Nice the launch of an experiment for " the extension of the competences of the municipal police ", eighteen mayors of the right, among which Christian Estrosi (Nice), François Grosdidier (Metz) and Arnaud Faucet (Reims), expressed in a column published by The Sunday Newspaper their wishes in the matter.
The aediles demand in particular the access to different files, the possibility of carrying out identity checks, or for permission to close " the institutions posing the recurring problems of public peace or do not comply with municipal by-laws ".
A "convention" proposed
"For several years we have been fighting for that security, which is primarily the jurisdiction of the State, is provided with strength and authority," write the authors of the tribune, including Christian Estrosi, is the first signing : "today, we affirm that we are ready to take a step further to accompany the State in this mission, in a context of terrorist threat and delinquency, without doubt, strengthened by the crises in health, economic and social-related Covid-19. "
The mayors propose a "convention" strengthening the powers of the " mayors volunteers and have an appropriate administration ". This agreement open for them including " full access to the files, such as those of driving licences, stolen cars, wanted persons, the plugged-in S ". Among the signers include, among others, Michele Lutz (Mulhouse), Émile Roger Lombertie (Limoges, france), Franck Louvrier (La Baule-Escoublac) and Alain Christian (Vesoul).