The municipal administrative police act under the supervision of the Presidency of the Municipality of Casablanca. Its roles are to serve the population public well being, mainly in the areas of hygiene, cleanliness and public safety, in addition of course to monitoring the occupancy of the municipal public domain including its involvement in the field of urban planning as well as responding to complaints and claims from citizens…
After a successful pilot phase in two provincial prefectures (Anfa and Moulay Rachid) and five districts (Anfa, Sidi Belyout, Maârif, Moulay Rachid and Sidi Othman), the administrative police was expanded on July 4, 2019 to the entire territory, with its 16 districts and no less than 150 civil servants including a doctor, two engineers and two senior administrators, handpicked following a rigorous selection process, preliminary interview as well as theoretical and practical training in the field.
The creation of the administrative police, and the role played by Casablanca Prestations alongside it, fall within the legal framework of organic law 113-14 on municipalities. After a year of action and missions, the powers of the police have been gradually extended to all of the districts of the kingdom’s economic capital.
The missions assigned to the Casablanca administrative police unit are as follows:
- Execution of the decisions and decrees of the municipal president in terms of urban planning, hygiene, public safety and occupation of the municipal public domain (terraces, tarpaulins, advertising billboards, etc.);
- Raising public awareness and sensitivity concerning health and public safety issues;
- Participation in the improvement of the muncipality’s financial resources;
- Maintenance of public order within the limits of the powers attributed to the muncipal president.
Once recruited, administrative police officers receive a dedicated uniform, a professional card, a laptop and connected tablets, in addition to company cars marked “Administrative Police”. The computer and digital equipment thus makes it possible for these collaborators to carry out “smart” checks, in real time, and the data gathered is then compiled in databases. The experience has been unprecedented, unique and therefore a first in Morocco.
Digital applications installed on tablets and laptops allow administrative police officers to update the data they have on corporate taxpayers (type of activity, address, various authorisations, etc.), and also to follow up on the various complaints made or warnings sent to potential offenders. These applications are backed by a centralized platform in order to draw up a weekly action program and develop accurate statistics.