Richard Schieven: "600 cameras by the end of the mandate"
How did the summer go from the point of view of security?
In general it went well.There have been many tourists and many festivities organized by the municipality.There was no incident although the streets of Nîmes were not badly occupied that it was with the Thursdays of Nîmes, the nights of Nemaus, the Camargue races, the Tour de France and the Taurine Games.Overall, there was no particular problem.
How many municipal police officers deployed during the summer?
We work at 50 % like all administrations during the summer, that is to say between 80 and 90 municipal police officers deployed with operations carried out, in the city center or in neighborhoods, in concert with the national police to workon traffic offenses but also on delinquency or general crime.We work on "runs", motorcycle rodeos on pissevin.We have convincing results, it made the tension lower a little bit.This kind of operations will have to be repeated.
The situation at Mas de Mingue and in the Bask-d'Avignon path with the presence of traffickers around the school groups has caused a lot of ink to flow, what is the balance sheet today?
When there were the events we all know, the municipal police were well engaged on the site with presence at the outings and the entrances to schools.The fact also that the national police intervene quickly on the points of deal, it increases the tension on these dealers and these watchers, hence the events that we have known.In July and August, there are major shared operations in this sector;We will wait to know at the start of the school year how things are going to be established.It is true that the municipality, the mayor of Nîmes, had accepted the enhancement of the grids of the Bruguier school, which also allows that there are fewer intrusions in this establishment.In September or even in October, we will operate the demolition of the Bruguier building which is behind the school to restore this district.Next to the school, we bought 26 garages which were destroyed and we will buy ten others to destroy them in stride.So this district, in my opinion, will have the restoration of tranquility with the combined effects of an urban redevelopment (with destroyed garages) and frequent passages from the national and municipal police.It will a little bit of the deal points eradicate.
Some municipal police officers seem to want larger equipment and in particular heavy bullet-proof vests ...
Heavy bulletproof vests have been ordered.At the beginning of years, the mayor accepted additional equipment: defense ball launchers, 12 electrical impulse pistols will be assigned to agents, "style" control helmets but also, therefore,-Balles.We are going to have three additional motorcycles for the motorcyclist team to bring to five motorcycles in this unit which will rise in power.The same goes for the team of mountain bikers.The bill for this equipment is very very heavy I can tell you.This year, we are already € 300,000 in cameras.
How many cameras are in office in Nîmes?
Currently, we are at 459 cameras.The goal that was set to me by Jean-Paul Fournier is the installation of 600 cameras by the end of the mandate.
What about the security plan which must deploy in Nîmes after the arrival of the Minister of the Interior?
We worked and exchanged with the prefecture services, there are points on which we must meet in particular on the contribution in national police staff.Jean-Paul Fournier asked for 50 additional national police officers.
For the moment, ten positions have been assigned and three others by the end of the year.It is off the mark…
We say it is insufficient.On this, I think that the prefect has seen a little copy on our requests.We must meet again in September to discuss this integrated security contract so that we put a little forward the possibilities of the municipality.In this integrated security contract, there are several themes, there is also city policy, justice, everything related to radicalization ...
Can this plan be finalized when?
In September.But there are still differences and on the workforce, we are far from the account.