François Bausch (shown here in a file photo) is of the opinion that agents in the field are more effective than being in stations.
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Minister of defence and internal security François Bausch (déi Gréng) told a parliamentary committee that “efforts are paying off” in the Gare district, thanks to a 30-agent increase in police presence there.
As our Paperjam colleagues report, 717 police checks and 27 arrests linked to narcotics were made over the past five weeks, bringing the 2019 total arrests to 151, over half of which took place in the capital region.
A draft law is currently underway concerning the police monitoring system and, according to Bausch, there are plans over the next three years to onboard another 900 individuals minimum to the force.
Bausch’s opinion is that agents in the field are more effective than being in stations, but he added that the situation is “a European problem”.