The Minister of the Interior
(full title Ministre de l’Intérieur et de l’Aménagement du Territoire
) in France
is one of the most important governmental cabinet positions
similar to a combination FBI
and Homeland Security
, responsible for the following:
While the ministry of the Interior supervises police forces, it does not supervise criminal enquiries; criminal enquiries are conducted under the supervision of the judiciary.
The Ministry's headquarters are located on the Place Beauveau, facing the Élysée Palace. "Place Beauveau" is often used as a metonym for the ministry.
The current Minister of the Interior is Michèle Alliot-Marie, who succeeded François Baroin.