Euros.  MP Timothée Houssin prepares a security bill during a visit to the Vernon Police Station

Euros. MP Timothée Houssin prepares a security bill during a visit to the Vernon Police Station

Timothée Houssin, Member of Parliament for the 5th constituency of Eure, visited the police station in Vernon (Eure) on Tuesday 25 October. © Vernon Democrat

“It’s important to be aware of the issues at the local level,” said Timothée Houssin, representative of the 5th.E Eure constituency.

She was elected as part of the preparation of the orientation and program law of the Ministry of the Interior (LOPMI). bypass police stations with the aim of “assessing what the problems are”. He went to the police station Vernon (Euros) Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

More resources

As a reminder, Lopmi’s bill was adopted in the first reading by the Senate on October 18, 2022, and it establishes “objectives and programs of human, legal, budgetary and material resources of the Ministry of the Interior for the period 2023 to 2027”.

In other words, Lopmi’s law frames budget and changes that can be expected in POLICE, and gendarmerie and Justice. It currently envisages increasing the interior budget by 15 billion euros over the next five years to invest in digital technology, greater proximity to services and better prevention of threats and crises.

“There is a shortage of staff”

The recently elected Timothée Houssin has made up his mind to meet the actors of the environment so that the most appropriate adjustments are made. Vernon’s first observation: “There is a labor shortage. A problem correctly highlighted by the CFDT Alternative Policing Union during their visit to Vernon earlier this month. “The compensation of the police could be reassessed,” admits the deputy.

The Rassemblement national wants to make the task of the already understaffed police officers easier to simplify criminal proceedings. At this point, his party intends to propose amendments to expand the scope of criminal fixed fines.

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This fine, which today is authorized to punish drug trafficking, allows the offense to be recorded in the criminal record without having to go through the court box. “We want to apply it to shoplifting, willful damage, carrying weapons or maybe tags,” he says.

Another suggestion on his part: desire toughen penalties, especially for misdemeanors and short custodial sentences. “Today prison sentences of less than six months are served at home with an electronic bracelet. We want prisons to be created specifically for people imprisoned for a short period of time,” explains Timothée Houssin.

“We need sanctions applied from the first offenses and crimes,” insists the elected representative. His party also intends to advocate for the return of minimum sentences and “parental responsibility”. In particular, it intends to enable the suspension of family allowances for parents of convicted children.

Presumption of innocence

In response to the news, the elected representative of the fifth electoral district also addressed the issue of the presumption of innocence in the police. “We want police officers who use their weapons in the line of duty to be considered innocent, not guilty. This does not prevent there being a legal procedure,” explains Timothée Houssin.

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