List of Police Ministers of France

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Minister of Police was a major French ministerial position under the Directory, Consulate, First Empire, and Restored Bourbon Dynasty. The most famous Minister of Police was Joseph Fouché. The position was merged into the Ministry of the Interior in 1818, although it was briefly restored by Napoleon III in 1852.

Ministers of Police, 1796-1814[edit]

Minister Began Ended
Philippe Antoine Merlin de Douai 4 January 1796 4 April 1796
Charles Cochon de Lapparent 4 April 1796 15 July 1797
Jean-Jacques Lenoir-Laroche 15 July 1797 25 July 1797
Jean-Marie Sotin de la Coindière 25 July 1797 13 February 1798
Nicolas Dondeau 13 February 1798 16 May 1798
Marie Jean François Philibert Lecarlier d'Ardon 16 May 1798 29 October 1798
Jean-Pierre Duval 29 October 1798 23 June 1799
Claude Sébastien Bourguignon-Dumolard 23 June 1799 20 July 1799
Joseph Fouché 20 July 1799 3 June 1810
René Savary, duc de Rovigo 3 June 1810 1 April 1814
Jules Anglès 3 April 1814 13 May 1814

Ministers of Police, 1815-1818[edit]

Minister Began Ended
Joseph Fouché, duc d'Otrante 20 March 1815 22 June 1815
Jean, comte Pelet de la Lozère 22 June 1815 7 July 1815
Joseph Fouché, duc d'Otrante 7 July 1815 26 September 1815
Élie, comte Decazes 26 September 1815 29 December 1818

Ministers of Police, 1852-1853[edit]

Minister Began Ended
Charlemagne de Maupas 22 January 1852 21 June 1853