It is a pilot device tested by the National Division for the Fight against Hooliganism (DNLH) since this season. In eight cities in France, including Saint-Étienne, Strasbourg and Angers, police officers are in direct contact with groups of external supporters in order to organize their arrival at the stadiums.
The objective: to defuse potential conflicts before the meeting and maintain a dialogue at all times to ensure everyone’s safety.
Create a bond of trust with opposing supporters
From 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, Pascal and Bernard, supporter-visitor referent police officers (PRSV) in Saint-Étienne are in contact with the Sochaux supporters to organize their arrival. Even if the exchanges with the capos
started three weeks ago.
For Bernard, who defines himself as a…