A candidate is suspected of having received information about the tests before the competition from the president of the jury. A new recruitment session has already been scheduled.
The tests for the police commissioner competition by the professional access route were canceled due to suspicions of cheating between a candidate and the president of the jury, the senior civil servant Frédéric Dupuch, according to a decree published on Saturday in the Official Journal.
“Registrations registered between September 1, 2021 and November 5, 2021 are declared null and void”, as are “the results obtained in the various tests of this recruitment”, it is written.
Candidates for the new recruitment session will be able to submit their application from Sunday until June 15. The written tests are scheduled for July 5 and the oral from September 2.
The investigators suspect the candidate, a commanding officer, of having “benefited from information” on the tests, transmitted by Inspector General Frédéric Dupuch, currently in office in the office of the Director General of the National Police (DGPN), Frédéric Veaux .
The senior civil servant and the commander suspended
The senior civil servant and the commander, stationed in the legal department of the DGPN, were both suspended. Searches took place at the DGPN, said the Paris prosecutor’s office.
The general inspectorate of the national police (IGPN) is in charge of the investigation, which was opened on May 6 for “fraud in an examination or a competition and complicity in this offense”, specified the prosecution.
This investigation will have to determine “the extent of the fraud”, indicated a police source, adding that at this stage the hypothesis of “individual fraud” is preferred.
This case was brought to light during judicial wiretaps targeting the candidate, indicate sources familiar with the matter. The investigators intercepted exchanges between this woman and the director on the escape of the subjects.
According to a police source, the candidate had been wiretapped to better monitor her brother, targeted in a separate investigation in the North and who was difficult to trace because of his regular changes of telephone chips.