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Police forces with military status and international operations

Many FIEP forces are involved in international peace support operations, be they under EU, UN or NATO mandate. The 253th issue of the Revue de la gendarmerie nationale highlights their role in this framework and the challenges they face when deployed in such operations. It presents several points of view from high-level international and French [...]

By | 2018-06-11T09:30:24+02:00 December 1st, 2015|Member News|0 Comments

The new Commander of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee

Lieutenant General H. (Harry) van den Brink EMPM was appointed Commander of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee on 05 November 2015.   Commander of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee The Commander of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee has command of the organisation on behalf of various ministries. These are the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the [...]

By | 2018-06-11T09:30:24+02:00 November 18th, 2015|Member News|0 Comments

EUROGENDFOR – First joint training EUCAP Sahel Mali/MINUSMA in Bamako

  This article was first published on the EUROGENDFOR website and is reproduced with EUROGENDFOR's kind consent.   From 3 to 7 August, 2015, the European Union Capacity Building Mission in Mali (EUCAP Sahel Mali) conducted with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) a first joint training in favor of 15 [...]

By | 2018-06-11T09:30:24+02:00 November 16th, 2015|Member News|0 Comments

Romania – RoGendIntEx 2015 C.P.P.C.J. Ochiuri – 7th – 11th of September 2015

In the context of Romania holding the CIMIN Presidency of the European Gendarmerie Force, through the Romanian Gendarmerie, the institution organized a very complex international exercise with forces on the ground – „ROMANIAN GENDARMERIE INTERNATIONAL EXERCISE 2015 – RoGendIntEx 2015”. The international exercise, which was held from 7th to 11th of September 2015 in various [...]

By | 2018-06-11T09:30:24+02:00 October 28th, 2015|Member News|0 Comments

Moroccan and Jordanian cadet officers in Chambord castle

They swapped their grey and black uniforms for the blue one, and put on their new stripes and the gendarmerie cap. Coming from Rabat in Morocco and Amman in Jordan, lieutenant Otmane Boussebaa and captain Ashraf Al-Shra'ah have been following a three-day, full-immersion course in the Loir-et-Cher divisional gendarmerie groupement, in the centre of France. [...]

By | 2015-10-26T11:32:04+01:00 October 26th, 2015|Member News|0 Comments

Spain – Record seizure of 48 tons of cannabis resin in the province of Cadiz

A historical seizure of drugs was carried out on June 26th, 2015 in Cadiz province, when the Algeciras harbour Guardia Civil services confiscated 48 tons of cannabis resin, hidden in two semitrailers arriving from Tangiers (Morocco). Both drivers were arrested. Investigations continue in order to identify the protagonists of the international network and the final [...]

By | 2018-06-11T09:30:25+02:00 July 8th, 2015|Member News|0 Comments

Franco-Spanish Mountain rescue exercise

The Belagua sector, in the Navarra region in Spain, was recently the scene of a Franco-Spanish mountain rescue exercise, which gathered 16 Guardia civil and Gendarmerie nationale personnel coming from mountain and helicopter units of Pampelune and Roncal for Spain, Oloron-Sainte-Marie for France. This exercise consisted in the simulation of an accident involving two climbers [...]

By | 2018-06-11T09:30:25+02:00 July 1st, 2015|Member News|0 Comments

France takes over command of the European Gendarmerie Force Permanent Headquarters

On June 26th, 2015, colonel Francisco Esteban Perez, from the Spanish Guardia civil, was relieved by colonel Philippe Rio, from the French Gendarmerie nationale, as commander of the EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarters of Vicenza (Italy). The change of command ceremony was attended by several EUROGENDFOR authorities, among whom the general commander of the Italian Arma dei [...]

By | 2018-06-11T09:30:25+02:00 June 29th, 2015|Member News|0 Comments

France – Inauguration of the Judicial Pole of the Gendarmerie nationale

On May 21st, 2015, the Minister of Home affairs and the General Director of the Gendarmerie nationale inaugurated the new site of the Judicial Pole of the Gendarmerie (PJGN) in Pontoise (North of Paris). Several guests coming from the judicial, diplomatic, police and scientific world were able to discover how the gendarmerie adapts its disposal [...]

By | 2018-06-11T09:30:25+02:00 June 1st, 2015|Member News|0 Comments

Italy-International Seminar “Cybercrime and terrorist threat in the Mediterranean area”. Carabinieri Advanced Institute for Investigative Techniques (Velletri, 18th-22nd May 2015)

The Carabinieri Advanced Institute for Investigative Techniques hosted, from 18th to 22nd May 2015, the international seminar “Cybercrime and terrorist threat in the Mediterranean area”. This event, organized by the Italian Carabinieri at the above mentioned high specialized training centre, was officially opened by the Commander of the Special Operation Department (ROS), Brig.Gen. Mario PARENTE. [...]

By | 2018-06-11T09:30:25+02:00 May 29th, 2015|Member News|0 Comments