While carrying out administrative policing duties, the Police also engage in crime prevention.
Preventive action plays an increasingly crucial role in the fight against crime. It is multidisciplinary and may be behavioural, mechanical or electronic in nature.
The National crime prevention service (Service national de prévention de la criminalité - SNPC) provides prevention advice and raises awareness amongst the general public and private and public sector employees on crime prevention in general.
It also produces annual prevention programmes in collaboration with the regional prevention services.