1. General information :

Cergy is the 3rd largest city in the Val d’Oise department, located in the Île-de-France region. Both the administrative centre and the department council of Val d’Oise are housed in the municipality of Cergy.

Population: 57,576 inhabitants

Location: France

Official website

Local Security Contract: signed in December 1999 (metropolitan area of Cergy Pontoise)

Twinned with: Erkrath (Germany), Columbia (United States of America), West Lancashire (England)

2. The City in our Network :

The City and Efus:

Member since: 1998

Michel Mazars-Cergy [800x600]“Through the exchange and accumulation of experiences, the commune of Cergy is able to learn about what is being achieved elsewhere in the network and vice versa. The cooperation between European cities allows us to step back and put our daily issues into perspective”.
Michel Mazars, Deputy Mayor of Cergy, responsible for public order, Veterans, road safety and religious affairs.


The City and the National Forum (FFSU)

Member since : 1998
Member of the Executive Committee from : 1999 to 2002

Member of the Executive Committee since : 2014


– Four-day training session on “The law on crime prevention”, FFSU, 2008


– General Assembly, 25 June 2014
– 2009 Crime Prevention Award Ceremony “Children and Teenagers: victims and perpetrators of violence at school, on the internet and in gangs”, Paris Senate, 28 October 2009
– Conference on “Children and adolescents: are they all minors?” concerning the review of the Juvenile Justice System, FFSU, 10 February 2009
– Conference “1983-2008, is security still everyone’s concern?”, Efus-FFSU, 5 December 2008
– General Assembly, Paris, 25 June 2008
– Conference on “CCTV: Prevention, Surveillance or Protection?” on the local and national issues regarding the development of video surveillance, FFSU, 25 June 2008
– Conference on “12 hours for crime prevention” concerning the definition of crime prevention in France, FFSU, 18 October 2005
– Video Surveillance Day: Conference on the “Evaluation of CCTV throughout Europe”, Paris, September 2005
– Information meeting on “Programme of local victimisation surveys,” FFSU, 2005
– General Assembly, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 22 June 2004
– General Assembly, FFSU, 3 July 2002

3. Project Files (Best practice forms) :

– Integration project, Cergy, 2007

4. Further information :

News from the city:

– Extraordinary City Council meeting on local prevention and security policies, 12 February 2009

Interviews :