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The gendarmerie has recently been able to evolve and develop through the use of several advances technological to facilitate their research, whether scientific or in the field. Many devices have been used to to counter the threat, the analyze, the geolocate and therefore allow to have a more global vision for better security.


the T.A.C.S (Toolmarks Analysis Comparison System), allows you to to research and detect with precision clues during a burglary or even during damage. The purpose of this tool is to to create a photography very high definition indices and traces noted by scientists. It is then possible toanalyze details up to tenth from millimeter. The photos are stored in a data base to then be analyzed by an algorithm in order to find points common between different shots and, subsequently, to imagine the scenario of the event. If we take the example of a burglary, this technology will make it possible to precisely determine the tools used by thieves to break a padlock, break a door, etc.

3D photogrammetry

The photogrammétrie 3D also known as scan Where photography 3D, allows reconstitute a photo in three dimensions by taking pictures of an object from different angles. Concretely, the gendarmes can use their smartphones or even the tablets NeoGend (Android reserved for soldiers of the Gendarmerie) and take photos in bursts on a face or an object to reconstitute a 3D photo. She could be part clues attached to the investigation report as a “digital seal”.

This tool has several advantages. In the first place, he avoids designing plaster casts, which constitutes a real gain from time for investigators. In addition, it is used via scientific software to rmake analyses and measures. Photogrammetry, in itself, allows the dimension of an individual or any object to be measured directly on an image. If we take the example of a person filmed by CCTV cameras, it will be more easy to identify the characteristics of the suspect.

The 4G bubble

The bubble 4G allows operators of the RAID, the GIGN or the BRI to to coordinate in real time. Concretely, it takes the form of a 4G mini-network made up ofissuers located in dedicated backpacks. This bubble is completely independent and will be connected to frequencies from Ministry from interior to avoid interference from the external environment such as commercial or local networks, and in order to keep a certain discretion. Thanks to this network, members of elite groups will be able to to be called vocally or by visio and even to look at the videos on-board cameras, to share from documents as well as I know geolocate. This tool is reserved for smartphones Where tablets equipped with the “Team on mission” application. This technological advance is only possible thanks to to the innovations of 4G, and its brand new “Mission Critical” function, making it possible to develop exchanges between the different units during situations emergency.


Drones are designed to to diminish the number of men and women mobilized in operation. This new technological tool makes it possible to surveillances via their on-board camera. Drones are also used for overflying highways in order to replace radars, to have a global view of traffic and then to spot motorists and motorcyclists in violation. In this period of health crisis, they are used to monitor compliance with containment rules as well as the use of exit exemptions.

These four technological advances are leading to an evolution within the Gendarmerie. Indeed, the new professions associated with them are creating new vocations and an increase in recruitments. For the sake of performance and improvement of its procedures, the Gendarmerie is constantly finding new innovations. We will keep you informed of future developments.