Urban Policing Division
Division de Police UrbaineHead of Division - Chief Superintendent : Mr Laurent BRAULIO
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
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.)
- The Ministry of State
Ministry of Interior
- The Minister of Interior
- Department of Education, Youth and Sport
- Department of Cultural Affairs
- Police Department
- The Fire & Emergency Service
- The Palace Guards
- Monaco Cyber Security Agency
- Ministry of Finance and Economy
- Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
- Ministry of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation