This chapter discusses the dismissal of commissaire de police, the nightmare of révocation. The Revolutions of 1830 and 1848, bringing about a change in regime and, in the latter case, the Second Republic, also brought inevitable political purges. However, policemen also faced dismissal because they lacked professional competence, fell into disrepute for perceived moral failings (drunkenness, indebtedness, homosexuality, etc.). The risk of denunciations, anonymous and otherwise, is also considered.
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