The new police stations will offer services to around 110,000 citizens in Fez, over 12 square kilometers.
The new police stations are located in the neighborhoods of El Merja, northwest of Fez, and Riad El Yassamine, southern Fez.
The police prefect of Fez, Abdelilah Essaid, also attended the inauguration ceremony of the two stations.
The inauguration of the new police stations is part of the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN)’s proximity policy. The policy aims to strengthen citizens’ security in the neighborhoods and to fight against all sorts of crimes, according to Essaid.
The new police station of El Merja has three floors and will provide services for 50,000 inhabitants over 7.5 square kilometers.
The building’s facilities include an office for identity cards, two offices for the president and vice-president of the station, a reception desk, five offices for station writers, two waiting rooms, and an office for administrative documents.
The new station of Riad El Yassamine has also three floors, and contains the same facilities. It will provide services for 60,000 inhabitants over 4.5 square kilometers.
In recent years, DGSN has launched a proximity policy that facilitates and improves police response time to emergency calls. As part of the policy, DGSN has built new police stations in previously-remote neighborhoods. They have also built emergency operations centers that aim to coordinate between police stations and offer immediate response to emergency callers.