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Urban Policing Division

Role

Mainly composed of uniformed officers, the principal task of the Urban Policing Division is to maintain, by means of a permanent and strong presence, a high level of security in the Principality.
 Including a total of 294 officers, its activities are essentially carried out on the ground, through its duties of:

  • Maintaining public order
  • Regulating road traffic
  • Identity checks
  • Keeping sensitive establishments, sports and cultural events secure
  • Preventing and punishing offences

 

Organisation and operation

Personnel Office 

It coordinates the recruitment of officers and other staff, manages working times and deals with ethical requirements, vocational training and equipment.

Uniformed operational units

They patrol on the ground, both during the day and at night, with 280 officers spread over the various parts of the Principality.

There are three shifts – one specifically devoted to night work, covering facilities and intervention in the town.

The operational support unit is more closely involved in patrolling schools, and also deals with neighbourhood watch operations and taking offenders to Court. The unit is in close contact with the population through its extensive coverage of the territory.

The motorcycle squad deals with offences against the Highway Code, and first response at road accidents where there are bodily injuries. It also provides escorts for official processions and convoys.

A duty room takes calls 24 hours a day. The duty officer is responsible for the operational command of all uniformed units of the Urban Policing Division during his/her shift. The duty officer mainly works from the Central Operations Command.

General Policing Section

This section is composed of plain clothes officers, and deals with cases referred to the Courts such as traffic and work-related accidents, incidents involving traffic police, suicides and attempted suicides, fires, intentional injuries, sound nuisance, neighbour disputes, etc.

With regard to administrative cases, it deals, amongst other things, with suspensions of driving licences, sectioning of the mentally ill, and assisting bailiffs when evicting tenants.

The Secretariat of the Public Prosecutor’s representative to the Police Court

Under the authority of the Public Prosecutor’s representative to the Police Court, the Secretariat manages, monitors and collects fines issued by the Police Court and also prepares hearings of the Court.

Special Intervention and Highways Unit 

It carries out general patrols in the town with the aim, at all times, of forcefully combating all forms of crime – from small to major crime.

The Unit is also in charge of drafting intervention plans for sensitive locations (banks, jewellers, etc.)

Official Directory

Contact details

Division de Police Urbaine

Opening hours : General Policing Section: from 8.30am to 8.00pm. Secretariat of the Public Prosecutor: from 9.30am to 12.30 and from 1.30pm to 5pm

Phone Number : (+377) 93 15 31 09

Division de Police Urbaine

9, rue Suffren Reymond
MC 98000 MONACO

Opening hours : General Policing Section: from 8.30am to 8.00pm. Secretariat of the Public Prosecutor: from 9.30am to 12.30 and from 1.30pm to 5pm

Phone Number : (+377) 93 15 31 09

http://en.gouv.mc/Government-Institutions/The-Government/Ministry-of-Interior/Police-Department/Urban-Policing-Division