Heir to seven centuries of history, the Gendarmerie is an armed force that is reinventing itself to adapt to changes in society. Between reaffirming its founding choices, ongoing developments and new perspectives, the gendarmerie has a clearly defined course. Contact as its DNA, innovation as its driving force and openness to civil society as its asset are the pillars of the commitment of this human force of 130,000 active and reserve men and women in the service of the population and national security.