ROADPOL's French National Gendarmerie

Back In Alpine After 55 Years

ROADPOL member, the National Gendarmerie of France, will be riding the Alpine autos again after 55 years, French Ministry of Interior announced in a press release.

Alpine26 pieces of the Alpine are to be produced for the Gendarmerie. PHOTO: DRThe ministry confirmed previous reports of the imminent acquisition of 26 Renault Alpine A110 Pure vehicles. “These vehicles will allow the Gendarmerie to carry out interventions on the motorway, involving cars in violation at high speed or Judicial police missions against drug trafficking. The cars will also be used for rapid response training”, the ministry said.

European Commission and

European Labour Authority Join

ROADPOL Enforcement Operation

15 OCT, BRUSSELS – European Commission and European Labour Authority officials joined ROADPOL at the wake of its efforts on freight traffic enforcement.

555A joint international force of 100 police officers took part in the inspection.The venue of the joint action was a busy section of motorway on the outskirts of Belgium’s capital Brussels. The roadside check was part of the European Roads Policing Network’s pan-European flagship Truck&Bus operation (11-17 October). The enforcement team on the spot represented an international task force of officers from Belgian, German, French and Dutch traffic police forces.

Drugs Quickly Catching Up

Alcohol Behind The Wheel


SecuretecAccording to Securetec drugged driving has soared during the pandemic. PHOTO: SECURETECDrugged driving is proliferating fast and is quickly closing in on alcohol-related offences, ROADPOL pan-European Alcohol and Drugs Operation results show.

ROADPOL Safety Days results:

16 Countries Report ZERO Road Fatalities


PressconFrom left: Heinz-Albert Stumpen, Sanja Veic, Jozsef Oberling and Tasos Ashikkis speaking at the press conference in Budapest. PHOTO: DEYAN DYANKOVSEP 29 (UPDATED OCT 1) - 16 European countries registered ZERO road fatalities at the control day of the 2021 ROADPOL Safety Days campaign.
The news came after final completion of data received from 28 ROADPOL member countries of which 23 took active part in the European Roads Policing Network's flagship annual campaign. It was carried out in the week of 16-22 September with the goal of achieving the ZERO for at least one single day.

Denmark's Christian Berthelsen

To Vice-chair ROADPOL's OPG


Christian Berthelsen1Eskes and Berthelsen celebrating after the latest OPG meeting in Budapest.Denmark's Christian Berthelsen was elected a new vice-chairman of ROADPOL's Operational Working Group (OPG).

The news broke after the latest OPG meeting in Budapest when Berthelsen was chosen to become the right hand of the group's chairman Marijke Eskes of Dutch National Police, who is also an ex officio member of ROADPOL's Executive Committee.