VIOLENCE A prefect dedicated to security will also be appointed for a five-month mission
Gendarmes in Martinique during Gérald Darmanin's visit, October 2, 2022. — GILLES MOREL/SIMAX/SIPA
The State has just announced new measures to combat violence in Martinique. An additional squadron of gendarmerie will reinforce the forces of order in the coming days, announced. Tuesday evening the prefecture of the island, only a few days after a shooting which left several injured. A dedicated prefect to security will also be named in the territory at the beginning of December for a five-month mission, in accordance with the announcements made by the prefect last week.
“An exploratory mission by judicial police and criminal intelligence specialists” will arrive in Martinique territory next week, have also specified; state services. This team will be made up of three soldiers: the head of mission, head of the CRIMORG office of the SDPJ, accompanied by the the head of the special investigation techniques section (SDPJ) and an analyst from the Central Criminal Intelligence Service (SCRC-GN). These experts will have the mission of “analyze the criminal phenomenon, support the general command of the gendarmerie and target the areas of work to be done. prioritize.
Three new brigades in 2023
The shootings that occurred in two nocturnal leisure establishments on Thursday night in last Friday in the commune of Rivière-Salée during which eight people were wounded, justify the sending of these reinforcements, according to the prefecture. This support has also been solicited directly by the Prefect of Martinique, Jean-Christophe Bouvier, to the French Minister of the Interior and Overseas Territories, Gérald Darmanin.
Serge Letchimy, the president of the Executive Council of the community; Territory of Martinique (CTM), welcomed “The government”s decision to bring Martinique a gendarmerie squadron, i.e. 80 additional gendarmes.” This occasional reinforcement of the gendarmerie forces must be completed; in 2023 by the installation of three new brigades in Martinique, had announced; Gérald Darmanin during a visit to the island at the beginning of October. The fight against drug trafficking and the circulation of firearms; fires are a priority in Martinique where 25 homicides were committed since the beginning of the year 2022.