National Gendarmerie

Local nameGendarmerie nationale
LocationMayenne, France

The National Gendarmerie is one of two national police forces of France, along with the National Police. It is a branch of the French Armed Forces placed under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior—with additional duties to the Ministry of Defense. Its area of responsibility includes smaller towns, rural and suburban areas, while the Police Nationale—a civilian force—is in charge of cities and downtowns. Due to its military status, the Gendarmerie also fulfills a range of military and defense missions. The Gendarmes also have a cybercrime division. It has a strength of more than 100,000 personnel as of 2014.The Gendarmerie is heir to the Maréchaussée, the oldest police force in France, dating back to the Middle Ages. It has influenced the culture and traditions of gendarmerie forces all around the world—and especially in the former French colonial empire.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Gendarmerie

Phone +33 2 43 30 48 48

Address 12B Rue de Verdun, Mayenne 53100, France

Coordinates 48°18'21.587" N -0°37'15.837" E

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