What is gendarmerie?

  • (noun): French police force; a group of gendarmes or gendarmes collectively.
    Synonyms: gendarmery


A gendarmerie or gendarmery ( /dʒɛnˈdɑrməri/ or /ʒɑːnˈdɑrməri/) is in principle a military force charged with police duties among civilian populations. Members of such a force are typically called "gendarmes". The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary describes a gendarme as "a soldier who is employed on police duties" and a "gendarmery, -erie" as "gendarmes as a body". The term maréchaussée (or marshalcy) may also be used (e.g., Royal Marechaussee) but is now uncommon.

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Military Of Niger - Police
... Today, only the National Gendarmerie reports to the Ministry of Defense, with the National Police and its Para-Military Arm—FNIS—moved to the Nigerien Interior Ministry ... The National Gendarmerie(modeled on the French Gendarmerie) and the National Forces for Intervention and Security (FNIS) (Forces nigerienne d'internale securite- FNIS) count a combined 3,700 member ... The FNIS, along with some special units of the Gendarmerie, are armed and trained in military fashion, similar to the Internal Troops of the nations of the former Soviet Union ...
Coat Of Arms Of The Romanian Ministry Of Administration And Interior - Gendarmerie
... The heraldic ensigns of the Gendarmerie consist of the following elements large blue shield with a crusader golden eagle, having its head turned to the right, red peak and claws, open ... the nineteenth century, the Romanian Gendarmerie ...
Gendarmerie Forces
... List of gendarmeries 2 People's Defence Force Argentine National Gendarmerie Carabinieri Gendarmerie of Jordan Civil Guard (Spain) Corps of Gendarmerie of San Marino Corps of Gendarmerie of ... Republic of China Rapid Action Force Republican National Guard (Portugal) Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Gendarmerie royale du Canada in French) Romanian ...
MAB PA-15 Pistol
... armed forces did not adopt the PA-15, the Army, Air Force (Armée de l'Air) and the Gendarmerie bought limited quantities of the competition model under the designation Pistolet Automatique de Précision (PAP) Modèle ... When the French Gendarmerie was looking for a double-action pistol with a high magazine capacity to replace their aging PA 1950s, MAB produced an experimental model of the PA-15 with double-action lockwork ... However, the Gendarmerie instead procured a license to manufacture the Beretta 92F as the MAS G-1, and the double-action PA-15 was not commercially produced ...
Swedish Gendarmerie - References
... English The Times “Policing Persia–The Work of the Swedish Gendarmerie”, 27 December 1913 Fazlhashemi, Mohammad Swedish Officers in Persia, 1911-1915” Cronin, Stephanie ... "Gendarmerie", Encyclopaedia Iranica www.iranica.com, online edition, 15th December 2000, available at http//www.iranica.com/articles/gendarmerie ...