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Police zone: the prefect Etienne Guyot responds to the mayors of the Toulouse metropolis

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It is to the president of the association of mayors, Jacques Oberti, that the prefect sent a certain number of elements on the subject.

The thirty mayors of the Toulouse metropolitan area who made their voices heard on Friday following the statements of the Minister of the Interior concerning the possible redistribution of the police zones to municipalities of the Metropolis have just received a response from the prefect Etienne Guyot.

Faced with their concern, in particular to see their gendarmeries disappear, the mayors, gathered around that of Balma, Vincent Terrail-Novès, and of L’Union, Marc Péré, had requested an appointment. It is to the president of the association of mayors, Jacques Oberti, that the prefect sent a certain number of elements on the subject. Étienne Guyot reports a “clear and relevant government approach to the distribution of skills between police and gendarmerie”, recalling that “the last development of areas of jurisdiction in Haute-Garonne dates back to 2003-2004”. To reassure, the prefect indicates that “the process in which the elected officials concerned will be closely associated responds to the sole logic of greater security” (…) “Any decisions that could be taken at the end of this reflection cannot lead to a degradation of what works to the detriment of the communities likely to be affected “he assures.

Étienne Guyot also affirms wanting to “inform the elected officials concerned of the methodology and the timetable concerning the reflection”, specifying that it is a question of “objectifying the situation as regards delinquency for each municipality” and that this work “extended until February 2021 “. A second stage will be intended, he writes, “to draw concrete expectations for the envisaged territorial reform”. A third stage “going until the end of June, will make it possible for each of the scenarios to evaluate all the advantages and disadvantages of an evolution of the areas of competence under different aspects, budgetary human resources …” ‘The prefect is also said ready “to discuss with elected officials”.

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