Press Conference on the reorganization of the State Forestry Corps in the Carabinieri Army

(To Arms of the Carabinieri)
04/08/16

In the morning, at the meeting room of the General Command of the Carabinieri, Maurizio Martina, the Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, the commander general Tullio Del Sette and the head of the State Forestry Corps Cesare Patono held a press conference on reorganization of the State Forestry Corps in the Carabinieri in the course of which the following main innovations were illustrated:

Agri-environmental protection strengthened

From the reorganization of the State Forestry Corps to the Carabinieri Corps, the Forest, Environmental and Agribusiness Protection Command. A great strength that enhances Italy's ability to preserve and defend its landscape, environmental and agri-food heritage. 7 thousand specialized men employed in the field.

Why the carabinieri

The Arma dei Carabinieri, for the organizational and operational model of territorial protection, guarantees the highest level of enhancement of agri-environmental protection. Over the years, the carabinieri have also developed specific skills in this field with specialized teams such as the NAC (Carabinieri Anti-counterfeiting Unit) and Noe (ecological operational unit), in addition to the Nas activity (Anti-sophistication unit).

Territorial supervision strengthened

The level of territorial supervision is strengthened by strengthening the current structure with the cooperation of the Arma's extensive network of facilities, its investigative capacities and its international projections for preventive and repressive activities.

Maintain specialization

In the new command the specialization is assured through the employment of the staff of the State Forestry Corps and also the newly placed will be specifically trained, so as to guarantee a high professional level in agro-environmental matters.

Value professionalism

The staff keeps the skills possessed and is employed in the current place of work and position held. For this reason the Forest Roles in the Weapon are born. Career progressions are also safeguarded by respecting the currently existing criteria. The reorganization then involves the transfer of 750 agents to other police forces or administrations, in particular the anti-fire department will flow into the Fire Brigade.

Efficient costs and functional dependence on the Ministry of Agriculture confirmed

With the reorganization of the State Forestry Corps and the other measures contained in the legislative decree, management costs are made more efficient and savings of up to 100 million can be generated in 3 years. The new command is assigned to the functional dependencies of the Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, confirming the close link between the specialty sector and the Ministry's competences, themes and objectives.